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Each year, twenty-one million blood products are transfused in the U.S.

Unfortunately, 200,000 to 1 million units of this valuable resource are wasted, costing between $46 million to $230 million.(1)

Studies show the causes of blood wastage may include:

  • Improper storage of transported blood products
  • Failure to return blood products that are unused within 30 min from issue
  • Blood products returned out of temperature

Less than 10% of the U.S. population donates blood, yet 4.5 million Americans need a blood transfusion each year.(2) At the time this article was written, only 14% of community blood centers across the U.S. have a blood supply of three+ days.(3) Donated blood is rarely, if ever, in abundance.

Facilities can’t afford blood wastage, and neither can their patients.

Transporting and storing blood products requires reliable, validated products to assist in diligent temperature monitoring from start to finish. MED Alliance Group is proud to offer a variety of blood storage and transportation products to help healthcare providers decrease blood wastage and increase cost-savings.

MaxPlus Mass Transfusion Protocol Cooler 2.0

MaxPlus Blood Coolers by MaxQ

The MaxPlus Blood Coolers from MaxQ are innovative coolers for blood transport and storage. Their low-weight, durable and long-lasting thermal performance help prevent costly blood wastage and ensure quality blood during storage and transport.

MaxPlus Blood Coolers are engineered with MAXIFY technology that is revolutionizing the shipping of temperature-sensitive biologics such as whole blood, red blood cells, platelets and donor specimens. MaxQ offers seven different blood coolers to optimize your facility’s blood storage and transport.

  • MaxPlus Massive Transfusion Protocol Cooler
  • MaxPlus Blood Cooler
  • MaxPlus Platelet Shipper
  • MaxPlus Red Blood Cell Shipper
  • MaxPlus EMT Cooler
  • MaxPlus Alpha Blood Cooler
Temptime Safe-T-Vue

Safe-T-Vue® Temperature Indicators by Temptime®

The Safe-T-Vue® Temperature Indicators from Temptime® are a cost-effective, reliable and simply way to assure quality control of blood products like red blood cells, whole blood and plasma. The temperature indicators have proven to improve compliance by promoting accountability during transport. The design is easy-to-use and ensures the quality of the blood products your facility uses.

Val-A-Sure

Val-A-Sure ™ Cooler Validation Kit by Temptime®

Ensuring consistency and accuracy during blood transportation and storage is crucial for blood and blood products. The Val-A-Sure™ from Temptime is an easy-to-use cooler validation kit that helps ensure consistent temperature measurement and record-keeping.

Each Val-A-Sure™ Kit includes a DVD with Validation Procedure Videos and protocols, temperature recorders, recorder software with easily downloadable information, a Bag-Sealer™ probe and a water and shock-resistant case to store all equipment.

To learn more about the Blood Storage and Blood Transport products offered through MED Alliance, call 888-891-1200 or email us to be connected to your local sales representative.

MED Alliance Group is an ISO 13485 certified medical device distributor with more than 350 years of combined medical device sales and distribution experience. Dedicated to meeting the needs of its clinical customers and manufacturing partners, MED Alliance offers cost effective, customized sales, logistics, and distribution solutions for products found in anesthesia/respiratory, blood/transfusion therapy, EMS/emergency room, interventional radiology/cath lab, iv/vascular and NICU/PICU.

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References:

1.) https://academic.oup.com/ajcp/article/143/3/318/1766179

2.) https://www.givingblood.org/about-blood/blood-facts.aspx#:~:text=4.5%20million%20Americans%20will%20a,than%2010%20percent%20do%20annually.

3.) https://americasblood.org/for-donors/americas-blood-supply/