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Safe-T-Vue® – Helping Medical Centers Deliver Patient-First Healthcare

Safe-T-Vue® – Helping Medical Centers Deliver Patient-First Healthcare

Learn how Safe-T-Vue 10 helps this mid-sized urban medical center to be advocates for patient safety when it comes to distributed transfusion. ... Read More
New Journal Article Documents the Performance of Two Blood Temperature Indicators in Real Hospital Setting

New Journal Article Documents the Performance of Two Blood Temperature Indicators in Real Hospital Setting

An article recently published in Vox Sanguinis documents the performane testing of two temperature indicators, Safe-T-Vue 10 and Blood Temp 10. ... Read More
Validation of Blood Temperature Indicators

Validation of Blood Temperature Indicators

Results presented in this White Paper highlight the need to select the appropriate temperature probe placement when performing the validation procedure so that the core blood bag temperature correlates to the actual temperature indicator performance. ... Read More
Learning More About Bacterial Growth in RBCs After Room Temperature Exposure

Learning More About Bacterial Growth in RBCs After Room Temperature Exposure

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 ... Read More
To Condition or Not to Condition … That is the Question

To Condition or Not to Condition … That is the Question

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 ... Read More
The Blood Supply Chain

The Blood Supply Chain

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

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

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 ... Read More
Safe-T-Vue Blood Temperature Indicator Use

Safe-T-Vue Blood Temperature Indicator Use

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

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

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

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

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 ... Read More
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