OrSense’s Non-Invasive Hemoglobin Measurement System for Pre-Donation Screening of Anemia Delivers Superior Clinical Value Compared to Current Methods
Representatives of three hospitals and Red Cross blood donation centers will present data on OrSense’s non-invasive hemoglobin screening system at AABB

NES ZIONA, Israel, Oct 20, 2011  — OrSense Ltd., developer of monitors for non-invasive measurements of various blood parameters, announced today that 3 poster presentations on the clinical value of its NBM 200 non-invasive hemoglobin (Hb) monitor for pre-donation screening of anemia will be presented at the AABB Annual Meeting & CTTXPO 2011, in San Diego, California, to be held on October 22-25, 2011. The findings indicate that Hb measurements using OrSense’s NBM 200 are as accurate as measurements with currently available invasive devices. In addition, non-invasive measurements hold major advantages over current screening methods, such as the prevention of pain and potential transmission of infectious diseases to donors and caregivers, and the reduced need for trained personnel.

The following poster presentations will be presented:

Comparison Among a New Non-Invasive Hemoglobin Measurement System, Capillary Blood Azidemetahemoglobin Test and Red Blood Cell Count for Pre-Donation Screening. Belardinelli et al. Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine, S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy.

Evaluation of a New Non-Invasive Hemoglobin Monitor as a Pre-Donation Application. Castro et al. Centro de Transfusion de Cruz Roja Espanola en Madrid, Spain.

Evaluation of a Non-Invasive Hemoglobin Estimation Method for Pre-Donation Screening in Blood Donors at a Tertiary Care Hospital Blood Bank in India — Verma; Dept. of Transfusion Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), Lucknow, India.

About OrSense’s NBM 200 Non-Invasive Hemoglobin Screening System

Hemoglobin (Hb) measurements allow the detection of anemia and hemorrhage, and are widely used by hospital wards such as operating rooms, ICU, emergency and delivery rooms as well as in outpatient clinics and women’s and children’s health care facilities. In blood donation centers, a pre-donation Hb measurement of blood donors is required by most countries to protect anemic donors, and to ensure adequate Hb content of blood units. The determination of Hb levels of prospective blood donors is usually performed using capillary blood obtained by finger pricking, rendering current Hb screening methods invasive, painful, time consuming and labor intensive.

Non-invasive measurement of Hb has many advantages including the prevention of pain and potential transmission of infectious diseases and the reduced need for trained personnel. NBM 200 offers a unique, breakthrough, non-invasive solution for accurate and quick Hb measurements. OrSense’s portable non-invasive device operates via a ring-shaped sensor that is fitted on the donor’s finger and applies pressure, temporarily occluding local blood flow. During the occlusion, optical elements in the sensor perform a sensitive measurement of the light transmitted through the finger. This method, called Occlusion Spectroscopy, provides a quick, accurate and painless measurement of the donor’s blood constituents, while greatly improving the donor’s comfort, eliminating infection risk, and providing the medical staff with accurate readings and immediate results.