Purchase all types of blood products:
Hospitals may order packed red cells, platelets, and plasma products from any listing blood center anywhere in the country at favorable pricing on the Same Day Market.
Place orders for next day delivery:
Labeled inventory for sale by listing blood centers on the Same Day Market can in most cases be delivered the next day. The days of remaining shelf life and other product attributes are specified at the time of listing.
Specialty products for Problem Patients:
Subtyped red blood cells, HLA compatible platelets, Cryopoor plasma and any other uncommonly needed blood products for patient care, manufacturing, or research may be requested from any listing blood center anywhere in the country by Internet. In most cases the product(s) can be delivered the next day.
Long term contracts using the APM:
Hospitals and blood centers wishing long term red blood cell or platelet support from any listing blood center may order shipments up to 36 months in advance using the RFP process built into the Advance Purchase Market. The easily understood terms and conditions are all handled through BiologicsDirect's ordering system.
Promotes efficient inventory management:
The Same Day and Advance Purchase Markets allow blood centers and hospitals to effectively manage their blood supply. Hospitals have the assurance of a steady supply without having to deal with periodic shortages. Blood centers can more accurately predict future demand and better control their own inventories by matching production to sales.
Increases Availability of Blood Products:
Any hospital in the country will have access to any listing blood center regardless of location greatly increasing the range of available sources of blood and blood products. Any blood center will be able to supply any participating hospital.