You already know that irreversible blood temperature indicators help ensure that the blood products you dispense stay within the appropriate temperature range. This can ultimately save money by reducing blood wastage, while also maintaining quality control. The problem? Not all indicators on the market are created equal. The ones that require conditioning in some way […]
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Learn more about blood transport in this white paper that breaks down the transfusion blood supply chain into “7 critical steps,” and how in each of these steps… “possible points of failure where any delays, miscommunications, or procedural issues can cause serious problems.”
In your validation procedure, are you using the right mixture to simulate Plasma, RBCs and Whole Blood? It would be reasonable to say that the common practice has historically been to use a 10% glycerol in water (by weight) mixture as a substitute for blood for various reasons, including transport cooler validation. In this VUEPOINT, […]
See how easy it is to use Safe-T-Vue blood temperature indicators. Safe-T-Vue easily adheres directly to blood bags during refrigeration, transport and temporary storage. Perfect for use by blood banks, blood collection centers, transfusion services and hospitals…
Read this VUEPOINT to learn more about tracking blood losses and other productive outcomes of this simple procedure. We answer questions like about how to track losses, what improvements can be made, and if temperature indicators are worth the expense.
We get this question from blood banks a lot when helping them select and validate indicators. Our answer? No, there is not one irreversible indicator that works for two temperatures. There are two problems with a “one size fits both” indicator…
In this article by Transfusion Medicine Fellow, Dr. Robert A. DeSimone, he shares his experience with a small pilot study conducted at the New York Blood Center and answers critical questions about the 30-minute rule, risks and benefits of blood reissue, and more
Wanting to learn just how much gel blankets helped during blood product dispensing, we did some testing. Read this VUEPOINT to see the test procedure and learn from the detailed data we gathered. It may inspire you to try gel blankets in your blood bank.
Although this was the first time we discussed stop temperature in a VUEPOINT, it’s not the first time we’ve received questions about it from our blood bank contacts. To address those issues, we researched what stop temperature means..