ABO Express

Next Generation Blood Bank System

ABO ExpressABO Express™ is the core application in the ABO Suite of products, providing the foundation of a robust blood bank management software infrastructure. With state-of-the-art features and functionality, it has been systematically designed to operate in a secure environment and provide an integrated solution for blood banks, hospitals, transfusion services, compatibility labs, and plasma centers.

A key strength of the system is its rules-based design, which helps minimize risk by ensuring data and process consistency via automatic exception management. It also allows management to set business rules to tailor the system for your needs and reduce the need for daily activity review. ABO Express provides efficient, safe, and effective electronic management of the following activities:

Inventory control

ABO Express provides extensive inventory control capabilities that allow your staff to document the creation of new products from donated or imported products. BBCS applied a manufacturing mindset to the design of the inventory features, optimizing efficiency with scanning devices and automated data capture. ABO Express offers inquiry and reporting functions with selections based on unit number, inventory status and/or location, and expiration dates. Each step in the processing of a product is documented by multiple transaction records, ensuring that your authorized users have access to any unit’s current processing status and history to maximize product usage and minimize product waste. On demand labeling reduces errors and further enhances efficiency.

Donor testing

Laboratory personnel can efficiently post donor testing results and interpretations, evaluate the posted results, process quarantined inventory, and document donor deferrals for laboratory testing. Management can establish testing parameters based on a variety of inputs including donor question responses, test history, and current results. The creation and evaluation of all donor testing records is automatic based on management defined profiles. You’ll have complete flexibility in processing while still maintaining the process controls demanded for cGMP requirements.

Shipping and receiving

The shipping and receiving functions enable your staff to manage the handling and distribution of products, including transfusable products, products for further manufacture, and supplies. Staff can create stock orders, distribute orders, and generate reports for supervisory review to support effective utilization of inventory and reduce waste.

Reference laboratory

ABO Express helps your center’s reference laboratory technicians to quickly access required donor or patient phenotype history and available inventory and to perform an on-line search of recorded history. They can record and maintain antigen and antibody history for donors, patients, and purchased inventory for both red cell antigen groups and HLA antigen groups. Technicians can also record processing and testing requirements for patients. Online search functions for each antigen group enable fast reporting of available inventory, or emergency recruiting of eligible donors when no active inventory is available for distribution.

Transfusion services

ABO Express supports transfusion services activity with easily configurable interfaces to hospital information systems and third-party blood distribution tools. A center’s transfusion technicians can create and maintain patient demographic records and process rules-based orders for transfusable products, incorporating testing and processing requirements. Recorded patient reference testing is available to speed review and processing.

Quality assurance

Your quality assurance (QA) departments can have full system access to review activity, identify possible user errors, and implement corrections. The ABO Express QA features provide general audit capabilities. Additionally, quality assurance mechanisms are built into each processing group.


ABO Express includes a full complement of recruitment tools. You can create and manage multiple appointment calendars for multiple donation sources, actively recruit and schedule eligible donors, maintain donor group associations, schedule and monitor the effectiveness of mobile drives, and leverage recruitment metrics to increase your facility’s pool of active donors, thereby increasing the supply of available inventory for your community.

Blood collection services

The Blood collection services features support the processing of donor collection information uploaded from ABO Wheels. Your nursing staff can efficiently document and review donor medical history and phlebotomy results, and perform corrective actions on uploaded units. Database inquiry and reporting functionality includes daily reporting of first-time donors, and managing changes to critical donor demographic information.

Management controls

ABO Express includes management controls for the creation and maintenance of user-modifiable table files that empower your facility to dictate most of the system decision algorithms. Few values are hard coded in the application, and ABO Express provides multiple mechanisms that allow you to adapt and configure the system to suit your blood center’s individual operating needs, facility parameters, and technology environment.

Additionally, ABO Express includes a complete range of Information Services management tools such as security administration, database management, and file maintenance to support smooth operation of the system. It also includes Billing features to support your accounts receivable processing in an online, fully automated environment. Each function in the ABO Express system that deals with the distribution of products, the donation of specially processed units, or the testing and processing of requested products may create an automatic accounts receivable record.

For users familiar with the BBCS Primary application, ABO Express incorporates the same sophisticated business logic and offers the same core features you’ve come to rely on (with the exception of Computer Assisted Self Interview features, which are now available as ABO QuickPass). However, ABO Express has been designed and built to provide a whole new level of ease, offer exciting and innovative functionality, and exhibit robust performance. The integration, automation, platform diversity, and integration capabilities of this next generation product will support your risk management, operations, and data management like never before.

Implementation of ABO Express is required for clients wishing to utilize the offline features of the ABO Wheels application and the paperless features included with the ABO QuickPass application.

ABO Express 510(k) cleared #BK040056