Although someone needs blood every two seconds, only 10% of the population donates. [1] Blood supplies are often low, meaning blood banks, blood collection centers and transfusion services must do everything they can to preserve valuable blood supplies. When blood units are dispatched, how do staff know that unused, returned blood has been maintained at the required temperature during transit and storage?

Zebra Safe-T-Vue® Temperature Indicators help staff visually determine if blood product temperature has fallen outside of the appropriate temperature range and whether it can be returned to inventory or if it needs to be discarded.

Safe-T-Vue® Temperature Indicators by Zebra

The easy-to-use Safe-T-Vue® Temperature Indicators are heat-sensitive and easily adhere directly to blood bags. Safe-T-Vue® alerts users when blood products are exposed to potentially damaging temperatures. The indicators are a cost-effective, reliable and simple way to promote quality for blood banks and transfusion services.

Safe-T-Vue® Temperature Indicators Benefits

  • Accuracy of +/ 0.4°C, which helps reduce unnecessary blood wastage
  • Easy to interpret with a round, easy-to-see open viewing window showing either white, speckled red, or red
  • Warns when units are reaching an unsafe temperature so corrective action can be taken to save the unit
  • Can be pre-applied and activated, pre-applied and activated upon issue or applied and activated upon issue
  • Constantly monitor the temperature of the blood product for the life of the unit
  • Each new lot of Safe-T-Vue comes with a QA Lot performance report
  • Zebra provides validation procedures and offers support to customers performing their first validation using the product
  • Formally approved by AABB in their StandardsCompliant Product Evaluation (SCoPE) program
Temptime Safe-T-Vue Temperature Indicators

To learn more about the Safe-T-Vue® Temperature Indicators from Zebra please call 888-891-1200 or email us to be connected to your local sales representative.

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[1] https://givingblood.org/about-blood/blood-facts