(c) The DMSO coordinates through the DMOC with the division Movement
Control Office (MCO) to identify ground and air assets to transport blood shipments.
(d) Storage capacity: 400 units Gp O.
3-8. BLOOD PLANNING FACTORS
a. Blood planning factors are programmed in the Medical Planning Module (MPM)
and subsequently used by unified command medical planners to generate daily blood
requirements for the theater.
b. Blood planning factors are based on review of blood usage rates of previous
wars fought by the U.S. and other countries and usage rates by patient condition in the
Deployable Medical Systems (DEPMEDS) database.
c. Initial blood planning factors for the theater of operations:
(1) RBCs (liquid): 4 units per each wounded in action (WIA) and each non-
battle injury (NBI) casualty admitted to a hospital.
(2). FFP: 0.08 units for each hospitalization WIA or NBI.
(3) Platelets: 0.04 units for each hospitalized WIA or NBI.
d. Estimated maximum blood usage:
(1) MASH (30 bed): 79 units/day.
(2) CSH: 113 units/day.
(3) FH: 8 units/day.
(4) GH: 130 units/day.
3-9. BLOOD REPORTING SYSTEM
a. Blood Shipment Report (BLDSHPREP). U.S. Joint Message or Message
Text Format (USJMTF) provides a standard message format that is used worldwide in
the ASBP to report blood shipments (see Annexes A & B).
b. Blood Report (BLDREP). Standardized written USJMTF format that is used to
report blood inventories, request blood, and project blood requirements are shown in
Annexes A & C).
(1) Message should be sent as IMMEDIATE because of short expiration dates