As the RFID study progressed, manuscripts of our findings have been provided to respected peer review journals. Thus far, the Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium has had manuscripts published in Transfusion, Vox Sanguinis, Journal for Blood Services Management (JBSM), and Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM) journals. Copyright restrictions preclude placing such a published manuscript on a web site for 12 months following publication. Links and citations are noted below.
Our first manuscript was published in Transfusion in July 2009, entitled "Tracking blood products in blood centres using radio frequency identification: a comprehensive assessment". This manuscript was submitted at the conclusion of the first phase of our study, assessment of RFID technology as it would apply to our industry. Follow the link to view the full manuscript.
- Results of Blood Transfusion Services, RFID Pilot at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
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- "Absence of acute adverse in vitro effects on aged AS-1 red blood cells and thawed plasma after prolonged exposure to 13.56-MHz radio energy" TRANSFUSION Volume 52, September 2012, Pages 2030-2042.
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- The Medical University of Graz, Austria conducted HF RFID (13.56 MHz) safety testing with blood products and published its study and results in TRANSFUSION, Vol. 51, November 2011. Click on this link to view the manuscript.
- Dr. Clive Hohberger recorded a presentation entitled "Applying RFID in Transfusion Medicine" that was highlighted at the 7th IABS Symposium on Advances in Transfusion Safety in Singapore July 15-17, 2011. Click here to view the complete presentation.
- Impact of 13.56 MHz RFID Reader Radiation on Red Blood Cells, Platelets and Thawed Plasma.
- "RFID in the Blood Supply Chain" Journal of Healthcare Information Management, a HIMSS publication. Volume 23, Number 4, Fall 2009. Pages 54-63
- "Absence of acute adverse in-vitro effects on AS-1 RBCs and whole blood-derived platelets following prolonged exposure to 1356 MHz radio energy" Transfusion, an AABB publication Volume 50, Issue 7, July 2010, Pages 1596-1603
- "Tracking blood products in blood centres using radio frequency identification: a comprehensive assessment" Vox Sanguinis, an ISBT publication Volume 97, Issue 1, July 2009, Pages: 50–60
- "Design of a segmented 13.56 MHz Helmholtz Coil for RF exposure testing of biologics to simulated RFID readers" International Journal of RFID Technology and Applications 2009 Nos. 1/2, Pages 65-92
- "Joule heating of blood products by intense RF magnetic fields" Hohberger, Clive; Gottschall, Jerome Report to the FDA, 2008
- "Cellular and Protein Impact of RF Energy on Red Cells and Platelets" Report to the FDA, 2008
- "Temperature Impact of High RF Energy on Blood Products" Report to the FDA, 2008
Auto-ID based tracking system developed as a result of a National Institute of Health STTRGrant secures FDA 510(k) pre-market clearance, SysLogic initiates transfer to S3Edge. S3Edge, Inc. welcomes the announcement by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that iTrace for BloodCenters, the trac...
Nov. 20, 2012—The Transfusion Medicine RFID Consortium reports that it has submitted the results of a radio frequency identification pilot to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as part of a request for 510(k) clearance of the blood-tracking solution. The consortium's membership includes...
Auto-ID based tracking system developed as a result of the National Institute of Health STTR Grant, enters commercialization phase ...
July 19, 2012 - Production pilots were completed in June for the RFID solution at both the blood center and the hospital. BloodCenter of Wisconsin (Milwaukee) conducted an eight-week pilot from blood donation through packing and shipping to hospital customers, including both whole blood and...