A model for the design of blood products supply chain at the time of the earthquake disaster considering the transfer from the other provinces (Case Study: Tehran blood transfusion network)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 School of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of science & Technology

2 Associate Prof. of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran


Up to now, blood products in various conditions such as severe bleeding, organ transplants were essential for human. One of the situations that leads to increase in needs of blood products highly and blood transfusion network is faced with problem to supply of them, when a disaster for example an earthquake happens. In this paper, for approaching to the real world, a mathematical model for designing of blood products supply chain in disaster time is proposed and due to inability of affected city to supply of needed blood products, the issue of transferring of these products from adjacent provinces has considered. The model is bi-objective and the corrected constraint method is used to solve it. The case study about the earthquake disaster in Tehran has studied using the data of blood transfusion network. The results show considering the possibility of blood products transfusion from other provinces can help to decision makers in order to increase the service to applicants of blood products in disaster time.


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