July 2, 2007
Virginia Blood Services are going high tech, with new touch screen computers replacing the four page 49 question paper form filled by potential donors.
The organization's eight collection centers has 23 computers. The questions are aimed at avoiding transmitted disease through blood transfusion.
They say by the end of September their mobile units will also have installed the computerized Quality Donor System. The system uses sound, pictures, and maps to guide would be donors through a series of questions about health, travel abroad, military service and sexual history.
The new system is designed to reduce errors, encourage honest reporting of risky behavior and reduce time spent on the form by both staff and donors.
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