Date of Award

Spring April 2014

Access Restriction

Campus Access only Research Projects

Degree Name

Master of Science


Systems Engineering

School or College

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Arnold Galloway


In each hospital, the priority to ensure a patient's live is high. Therefore, a health department strives to build best medical facilities and hire superior staff to meet patient's needs. The Saudi Ministry of Health has the highest budget's portion among other ministries, yet, there are many projects that need to be implemented as soon as possible in order to save the most lives.

Blood availability is considered to be one of the top needs at each hospital; however, blood banks in Saudi Arabia collect only 40% of the blood while 60% is collected by patients' families. To increase the blood availability, this paper presents a holistic project to support the trend toward 100% voluntary blood donations. By applying System Engineering discipline, the project aims to ensure communication and distribution between blood banks in the city of Riyadh and also connects thirty-four hospitals of different sectors, them being public, private, and military.

Since blood availability is a national duty, the Ministry of Health will be responsible for launching and operating the project. So, blood banks will work together under the umbrella of the General Department of Laboratories and Blood Banks to achieve the system's objective.