Storage and Handling of Packaged Blood, Plasma and Platelets.
Today, hundreds of blood banks around the world collect donated blood for all kinds of life-saving medical procedures. Once donated, packaged whole blood is typically separated into several components; red blood cells, platelets and plasma.
These components are then stored in high reliability refrigerators at designated temperatures. Subsequent handling is also a critical part of maintaining what is called the material "cold chain."
At Hampshire Controls, we understand all of the methods and specifications involved with the safe storage and handling of blood and its various components. Improper storage is simply not an option because of the profound impact that waste has on doctors, nurses and the patients.who need such life-saving materials.
For the refrigerated cold storage of blood and its components we've engineered the Model T-Sentry 140 monitor/alarm system. Where many refrigerators must be monitored and tracked simultaneously, we can integrate single and/or multiple probe monitors into our AMS Ethernet network logging/alarm notification system.
For packaged blood and components we offer a unique and indispensable product; our non-invasive TC 12 Temp Check temperature verification system. This unit is specially designed to assist trained personnel to safely determine the bulk temperature of packaged red blood cells, plasma, platelets and other biologics as they move out of and into refrigerators and for patient use in various medical procedures. The unit is ideal for use in blood banks, operating rooms and laboratories.