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Checklist for Blood Transport Materials for Blood Banks

For guidance in selecting effective blood transport solutions, here is a checklist for blood banks.


Directors of supply chain, logistics, or quality can use this checklist to compare the solutions available from different vendors.


CFOs should be aware that the total cost for any solution includes the cost of original packaging + cost for shipping + cost of blood product wastage + cost for compliance, minus how many times the packaging materials can be reused.


1. Capacity: How many units of blood can be carried?


2. Weight: What is the weight when fully loaded with cooling materials and blood products?