Blood Banking

Aug. 17, 2013

Tablet-like device used to track blood components

Pevco Link’s tablet-like touch control provides intuitive functions and a built-in directory of pneumatic tube station addresses that is easy to update. Safely send and track blood components and other medical materials through the system. A color, resistive screen is easy to read and works even with gloved hands. With Pevco Link’s integrated barcode reader, users can track the contents of any carrier from origin to destination. Users know exactly what item was sent, when it left the station, when it arrived, and who received it. Transaction details are easily accessed at the station or through a secure web application.

Visit Pevco

Dry warming devices

Sahara instruments automatically control the thawing and warming of plasma and other blood products using dry heat. By providing warming and thawing of blood products and IV fluids in an environment completely free of moisture, the instruments help to prevent potential growth of bacteria on the surface of the bags.  Three models are available to meet specific needs, one of which is specialized for leukapheresis products from mobilized donors.

Visit Sarstedt, Inc.

Blood bank and transfusion services

The 510(k) approved Systematic Blood Bank (SBB) package exceeds FDA guidelines regarding computerization of blood banks and transfusion services to deliver advanced features for improved efficiency, security, and reporting. A variety of flexible reporting options are offered, including management and inventory reports.   

Visit Psyche Systems Corporation

Service management system

SoftBank®, a blood bank and transfusion service management system, has received FDA 510(k) clearance as a Class II Medical Device. The database management system offers fast, direct linking between records and transactions, increasing levels of security and integrity when performing and documenting activities and events. SoftID.Tx (also FDA 510(k) cleared) is an interface that can be used with SCC’s point-of-care transfusion management solution to help ensure positive identification at the bedside.  

Visit SCC Soft Computer

Kit to detect presence of sickling hemoglobins

SICKLEDEX is a qualitative solubility test kit used to detect the presence of sickling hemoglobins in human blood or sickle cell control material. The kits are packaged with two squeeze bottles of phosphate buffer with Saponin, two buffer dispensing caps, and two vials of Sodium Hydrosulfite reagent powder. Results are available in 6 minutes. Each test requires 2 ml of reconstituted solubility buffer and 20 µl of anticoagulated whole blood or 20 µl of sickle cell hemoglobin control. SICKLEDEX has 365-day closed-vial stability and 45-day open-vial stability. A 10-place test tube reading rack is also available.

Visit Streck

Blood bank labeling system

The HemaTrax® blood bank labeling system includes a Zebra label printer, ISBT compliant labeling software, labels, ribbon, scanners if required, and full technical service, support, and validation.  It can create and print ISBT compliant labels, even when your server is down. If your facility requires integration with your blood establishment computer system (BECS), it connects with nearly every system available. The durable, smudge-resistant labels withstand harsh laboratory environments, and conform to all FDA requirements.   

Visit Digi-Trax Corporation

Cooler validation kit

Designed for validation of transport coolers and containers in blood banks, the Val-A-Sure Cooler Validation Kit includes all equipment, recommended SOPs, and documentation needed to complete validation procedures. The SOPs, temperature recorders, and software provide options for an accurate validation process, regardless of the blood bank or laboratory size. The kit contents are packed in a sturdy, water-resistant storage case for protection when not in use. The basic Advantage kit contains instructional videos, editable documentation files, four temperature recorders, two probes, and software.  Customized kits can be configured for specific laboratory needs.

Visit William Laboratories, Inc.

Clearance for control cells

Hemo bioscience Inc. reports that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510k clearance for its complement coated control cells under BK 120022. Hbs brand C3 Control Cells can be used as a control to confirm the efficacy of the AHG reagent used during Direct and Indirect Anti-Globulin Tests. The company performs lot release of its C3 Control Cells with a wide range of FDA licensed Anti-C3 Human Globulin. It manufactures and distributes blood typing reagents and ancillary products used by laboratories and donor centers in the area of compatibility testing.  

Visit Hemo bioscience Inc.

Blood product management and issuing system

The Sunquest Laboratory™ Blood Bank module (cleared by the FDA as a Class II Medical Device) is a blood product management and issuing system. It includes barcode-enabled throughput (including printing capability of ISBT 128 blood product labels), billing information capture and transmittal, electronic cross matching, instrument interfacing and Quality Control support including user defined Quality Assurance failure messages, serologic testing and interpretation, scheduled testing, online review of failures and corrective actions, workload capture and result comparisons between expected and actual results. Blood Bank is integrated with three modules: the Laboratory Information System, Collection Manager, and Transfusion Manager.

Visit Sunquest Information Systems

Antibody ID software

Antigen Plus, an FDA cleared Windows-based antibody identification software, automates red blood cell antibody screening. Using a database of red cell inventory, the program facilitates searches for antigen profiles and builds selected panels in seconds; calculates and counts exclusions as test results are entered; imports red cell data from all manufacturers instantly; manages rare cell/special typing inventory; saves work-up for editing, supervision, quality control, or reference for returning patients; and prints easy-to-read worksheets at any stage of the process. As an additional bonus, it can be used as a teaching tool for both dry and wet workshop exercises.  

Visit Antigen Plus

Dry thawing and warming device

The Plasmatherm is a dry thawing and warming device designed to thaw fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and other blood components. It has a unique technology that uses a closed circulating system which replaces open water baths. The device is designed for continuous 24/7 operation and is easy to maintain and clean, requiring only a change of the thawing solution once per year.  Products being thawed make no direct contact with water during the thawing process. A data capture bar code scanner and printer are optional accessories.  

Visit GenesisBPS