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3 Main Drawbacks of How Blood Is Handled Today

The previous blog post discussed the challenges of today’s blood supply chain (if you missed it take a look here).

A major part of this challenge is maintaining uniform temperatures for long durations during storage and transport of blood products. As shown in Table 1, different blood products must be maintained within extremely precise temperature ranges.

Yet the packing and storage systems used by many blood banks and hospitals today are not well-designed to achieve the goals set out in this table.