Infographic: Was Blood Temperature Maintained during Transport?

See how blood temperature indicators can be attached directly to blood bags to help maintain quality control during temporary storage and transport. Safe-T-Vue 10 changes color from white to red when the 10°C indication temperature has been reached or exceeded.  ...
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Safe-T-Vue® Temperature Indicators are AABB Standards-Compliant

In late 2019, Safe-T-Vue® 6 and Safe-T-Vue® 10 became the first (and currently only) blood temperature indicators to earn the AABB’s new ‘Standards-Compliant’ seal of approval. The designation was awarded just weeks after the AABB launched its Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation ...
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Safe-T-Vue® – Helping Medical Centers Deliver Patient-First Healthcare

Accessible, quality healthcare for the underserved A mid-sized urban medical center and teaching hospital with two acute care academic hospital locations has a mission to provide accessible, state-of-the-art quality healthcare to their community regardless of the ability to pay. As ...
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New Journal Article Documents the Performance of Two Blood Temperature Indicators in Real Hospital Setting

Many blood banks trust and use temperature indicators that are manufactured to monitor the true core temperature of your blood products while they are outside of the blood bank’s control. What if you learned that the indicator does not perform ...
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Validation of Blood Temperature Indicators

Comparison of Three Temperature Probe Placements By Marielle Smith, Technical Service Scientist Marielle Smith,Technical Service Scientist A study was performed to highlight the differences observed during Safe-T-Vue® indicator validation when using three different temperature probe placement positions to measure the ...
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Learning More About Bacterial Growth in RBCs After Room Temperature Exposure

Poster Presentation by American Red Cross at AABB 20181 At the recent AABB Annual Meeting in Boston, a poster presented by the American Red Cross caught the attention of many attendees – including our team. Since our work with blood ...
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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 ...
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The Blood Supply Chain

Learning about the points of failure We recently came across a white paper published by MaxQ Research LLC that breaks down the transfusion blood supply chain into “7 critical steps,” as illustrated in their infographic.  What was interesting to us ...
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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 ...
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Safe-T-Vue Blood Temperature Indicator Use

See how simple 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 ...
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