SHIPPING BLOOD CONTAINERS
Fortunately, shipping blood long distances does not have to happen very often. Even hospitals in small communities have local blood banks providing blood for those who are the victims of accidents or who need surgery with transfusions. If someone has a particularly rare blood type, they can bank their own for surgery if they have enough notice so that it does not have to go any further than the hospital where they will be treated.
There are, of course, less pleasant reasons why blood might need to be moved around, such as if it is evidence in a crime. This might mean that blood has to be shipped to a crime lab, perhaps even to Washington, D.C., where the main FBI lab is located. Another possible reason that blood may need to be shipped great distances is if it needs to undergo testing for a rare disorder and the local hospital may not have the equipment or the expertise to test the blood properly.
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 Shipping Blood Container Benefits
In either of these cases, it is absolutely critical that the blood be shipped properly and kept at the precise ideal temperature. Even small variations in the sample can cause blood to begin breaking down, maybe enough that DNA is damaged and the sample retrieved from the suspect or the crime scene no longer is a viable sample, which could mean the wrong person is convicted or the guilty person could go free. If it is being shipped for a blood test, that sample must be perfect because the results of the tests could definitely make a huge difference in treatment and consequent recovery of the ill. And, of course, there are still instances where rare blood types may need to be sent to someone who is desperately waiting for help and where the blood needs to arrive safely or someone could easily die.
Fortunately, blood shipping with cold chain will help ensure that blood stays at the correct temperature. These packages are specifically designed to do more than just keep a sample “cold.” They will adjust the temperature of the sample to the precise guidelines depending on what the outside temperature is. Blood shipping with cold chain allows you to ship your product safely in a battery-operated durable container that is not simply a passive cold receptacle but instead a container that actively works to keep the interior of the container at the ideal temperature for the blood. These little containers have an integrated power supply which means there are no batteries to fall out or get knocked off while you are blood shipping with cold chain, thus polluting your shipment. It can adjust temperatures minutely with very delicate precision. In other words, your shipment does not swing through wide variations of temperature while blood shipping with cold chain and only on the outer limits does the cooler or heater kick in.
The containers designed for blood shipping with cold chain offer many other advantages such as a tamper resistant key switch, constant monitoring capabilities, a very durable insulated container body so that there is almost no possibility the container itself will be damaged, and a battery that will last for several days, so if speed is not really critical you do not have to rush the shipment just to ensure it arrives before it can degrade. All in all, this shipment technology is perfectly designed for shipping blood.