Patients know that blood transfusions have associated risks. Still, transfusions may be life-saving. Therefore, these risks are usually accepted. However, what is not commonly known is that at least 40% of administered blood transfusions are unnecessary. Coagulation Sciences’ MCTS will be the first fully automated Transfusion Management System. Though not all transfusions can be avoided, the use of the MCTS will ensure those transfusions that are administered are truly necessary.