Curing the Queue

Speaker: Nico van Dijk

Title: Blood platelet optimization for blood banks: theory meets practice

Abstract: Donated Blood Platelets have a limited shelftime. Outdating, shortages, age and costs are to be minimized. Three phases are shown over 6 years:


The development of  combined dynamic programming and simulation.


Its application and implementation to Dutch Bloodbanks.


Its extension to transportation and hospitals.