Blood donation is an incredibly important act of service as it saves the lives of people every day. Blood and it’s components, can be used to treat a number of conditions or injuries in a variety of patients. One pint of blood can be separated out into components to be used for different patients that have different needs. Certain communities or areas may not have as much access to a robust supply of blood should injury or illness occur that requires a blood transfusion. Blood and it’s components are often shipped from point of collection, to laboratory for testing and preparation and then to medical facilities for use. Blood can be shipped all over the world to treat the needs of patients. RedCrossBlood.org discusses the importance of blood donation and the logistics involved in transporting blood, “The Red Cross is constantly working to increase the availability of blood and blood products. This includes educating potential donors about healthy habits that will reduce deferrals such as for low iron, improving the yield from platelet donors and using containers that extend the time that blood can be safely shipped. Increasing diverse blood donor recruitment is critical to the future of our Nation’s blood supply. The Red Cross is implementing initiatives throughout the country to increase the number of blood donors in diverse communities and raise awareness of the need to give blood.” Blood donation is important, but it is pointless if lifesaving blood and blood products never make it to the patient in need because it is damaged during shipping.

Benefits of Micro Q Technologies

  • Active precision heating or cooling
  • Temperature LCD display resolution = 0.1° C
  • Temperature control range 0° C to 42° C
  • Rechargeable battery with integrated power supply
  • Ambient Temperature range -20° C to 50° C
  • Temperature holding duration 24+ hours to 168+ hours
  • Microprocessor controlled heat pump
  • Tamper resistant key switch
  • Temperature control resolution = 0.0625° C


Additional Portable Blood Shipping Container Benefits

Depending on the blood product and intended use, the blood being shipped will require different and specific temperature specifications to be maintained at all times. The use of a reliable and accurate shipping container should be employed to protect blood throughout transport. The MicroQ iQ portable blood shipping container is an temperature sensitive shipping container that can actively heat or cool to ensure the desired temperature is maintained at all times. It is controlled by a microprocessor, making it incredibly accurate and precise. When shipping, a package could encounter a number of potential hazards such as delays, problems with getting lost, being left in a very cold or warm loading dock and more. Should the iQ portable blood shipping container sense a change in ambient temperature or humidity, it will adjust itself to continually maintain the desired temperature of the blood. Additionally, the device is very durable and can protect blood and blood products from any rough handling during transport. Blood and blood products are shipped around the clock, every day. The cost of shipping can become astronomical with such frequent shipping to meet the needs of patients. To help keep shipping costs down and continue to be able to serve the community with the blood they need, a reusable shipping container should be used. Not only will the MicroQ iQ portable blood shipping container help keep the cost of shipping down because it is reusable, but it is also eco-friendly because you will not need to use disposable shipping containers. The device just needs to be recharged, reprogrammed and sent along again. When shipping blood and blood components, a device that will accurately and precisely maintain the desired temperature should be used at all times to ensure blood arrives safe and in ideal condition for use in patients.