Glasgow, S., Vasilakis, C., Perkins, Z., et al. (2016). Managing the Surge in Demand for Blood Following Mass Casualty Events: Early Automatic Restocking May Preserve Red Cell Supply. (Abstract only.) The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 81(1): 50-57.
In this article, the authors describe the development of a computerized simulation model of a major trauma transfusion system. After 35,000 simulations, the authors found positive results for the early-automated push approach to restocking red blood cells compared with holding excess stock permanently at trauma centers.