Change to order notes in OBOS to support our First In – First Out (FIFO) policy; Maximum age
To support our stock management and ability to maintain supply
All our components have a shelf life as stated in the Blood and Blood Component Contract, and we supply them according to our FIFO policy. To make this clear, from 16 March, this order note comment:
'Stock order: Long dated as possible. Please call if not possible’
This change will support our stock management and ability to maintain supply.
Maximum age - may we please remind you should only request a specific blood age, only when there is a clinical requirement.
Craig Wilkes, Lead Specialist - Process Improvement Commercial & Customer Service