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Learning More About Bacterial Growth in RBCs After Room Temperature Exposure

November 28th, 2018 by

Poster Presentation by American Red Cross at AABB 2018 – This poster presented by the American Red Cross caught the attention of many attendees – including our team. Since our work with blood banks is focused on helping …

To Condition or Not to Condition … That is the Question

July 30th, 2018 by

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 […]

The Blood Supply Chain

March 19th, 2018 by

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.”

Simulated Blood Products: 10% Glycerol in water may NOT be “One Size Fits All”

March 17th, 2018 by

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, […]

Safe-T-Vue Blood Temperature Indicator Use

January 26th, 2018 by

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…

Make a New Year’s Resolution: Keep track of blood losses in your blood bank

January 4th, 2018 by

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.

Is there a single irreversible indicator that works for both 6 and 10 degrees C?

November 17th, 2017 by

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…

Clinical Temperature Management of Blood Products

October 3rd, 2017 by

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

Keeping Blood Products Cold During Dispensing

July 10th, 2017 by

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.