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Table 3 Cost comparison of the different modes of transporting blood units

From: Electronic transfusion consent and blood delivering pattern improve the management of blood bank in China

Items Issuing Delivering
Average time for each unit (h) 0.62 0.26
Ward nurses time cost ($/h) 7.48 -
Transport center nurses time cost ($/h) - 3.74
Total cost of staff time for each unit ($) 4.64 0.97
Annual saving in staff time costs that delivering blood contributed ($) - 99,000a
  1. Note: The exchange rate of $ (USD) to ¥ (CNY) here was 6.366 in December 2021; a Estimated Value