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Blood Temp 10 – 10°C Blood Nonreversible Transit Temperature Indicator

For monitoring the temperature breaches for blood bags in storage, please see our 6°C product, Blood Temp 6

Blood Temp 10

  • +/- 0.5°C Accuracy
  • Simple to use
  • No special storage or conditioning – just Squeeze, Peel, Stick.

Our Blood Temp 10  offers simple quality assurance for blood temperature during transit from the highly controlled environment of the blood bank to use or store in a different destination, such as a hospital.

With a squeeze of a button, Blood Temp 10 is activated and indicates simply and clearly if the temperature of the blood has risen above the threshold temperature. Accurate to +/- 0.5 degrees C.

Blood Temp 10Ensure compliance

Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 is irreversible proof of meeting AABB Standards and the FDA’s CFR 600.15(a) for monitoring temperature of whole blood during transportation and storage.

FDA 510(k) #BK150289

Free Validation Kit

Contact us for a free Blood Temp 10 Validation Kit
tick improve compliance
unit level serialization allows for individual product tracking and lot tractability
tick easy to use
field activated with a simple push of a button, accurate to +/- 0.5°C, no special storage & shipping requirements
tick save blood
remove the ambiguity of temperature abuse and return stock safely
tick save money
Reducing your loss rate by 8% pays for total investment and a conservative 25% reduction doubles your return
tick save time
no preparation, preheating or temperature controlled storage – ready to use from ambient


What is Blood Temp 10?
Timestrip® Blood Temp 10 a single use temperature indicator in a self-adhesive label format.  It provides proof of meeting AABB Standards and the FDA’s CFR 600.15(a) for monitoring temperature of whole blood during transportation and storage. FDA 510(k) #BK150289
Do I need to pre-condition Blood Temp 10 prior to activation?
Absolutely not! Unlike some other threshold temperature products, Blood Temp 10 do not require pre-conditioning. Just activate Blood Temp 10 at any temperature above 10°C/50°F as you cannot squeeze the dye out of the blister if it is in solid form. You then simply need to adhere the Timestrip onto a pre-chilled blood bag, whose temperature will immediately solidify the dye and track any 10 degree temperature breaches.
Why choose Blood Temp 10 over other blood bag indicators?
You really need to try them (for free, of course) to really appreciate how easy they are to use.  Timestrip Blood Temp 10 have the same or better accuracy than other indicators on the market, are FDA cleared, but where they are different from other indicators:   Blood Temp 10 are simpler and faster to store, to use, and even cost a bit less, saving you time, money and effort.
Why does Timestrip give away 1 or 2 free products with every pack of 100?
Because we like our customers! You can use these free products for testing, training, validation, or just to save money. In the unlikely case any got damaged along the way or someone just wanted to try one, there is no need to get in touch, although we're always happy to hear from our customers. Personally, we think that all companies should give stuff away for free!
Can Timestrips be used in any direction / orientation?
Yes.  Orientation has no impact on the way it works.
Why does the activation window turn dark green, but then a lighter green when back in the fridge?
That is normal, and as it should be. It goes a bit lighter green because the liquid inside has solidified and contracts slightly within the pore structure, making it appear a lighter shade.
Do Blood Temp Products have any special storage requirements before activation?
No, unlike some other blood bag temperature indicators, Blood Temp 10 can be stored at ambient temperatures and activated only when needed.
Do Blood Temp indicators have a shelf-life?
The expiry date is provided for each batch of products supplied.  You will find it on a label on each box together with the batch coding we use for traceability.
Why use Blood Temp 10 when all our blood bags are kept in temperature controlled fridges?
Blood Temp 10 indicators allow you to monitor the temperature of blood in a blood bag when it leaves the blood bank to go to a ward, operating room or other location. Blood Temp 10 indicators require no power, a and can be read easily and instantly by the end user. Indication is irreversible and each indicator has a unique serial number to ensure traceability.
How does Blood Temp 10 work?
A blue dye housed in a blister is held adjacent to a micro-porous membrane. Upon squeezing the activation button the dye comes out of the blister and into contact with the membrane. The temperature of the chilled blood bag solidifies the liquid, and thus unable to move through the membrane. If the temperature rises to or above the threshold temperature of 10°C/50°F, the dye changes to liquid form, moves through the membrane and indicates a breach when blue dye shows up in the indication window.
What if one of the indicators in the box is showing the indication window already blue before I’ve squeezed it?
If stored under the correct conditions, this is highly unlikely to happen, but if it does, the built-in activation window lets you know it. If this happens, don't use the indicator and select another. There is no need to contact us, as we ship 1 or 2 extra indicators per pack free of charge anyway.

Our Customers

This video shows blood being monitored by Timestrip indicators at a Belgium Military Hospital. For more information see our case study.


ISO13485_2003_400x400This product has been manufactured under the controls established by a IQC approved quality management system that conforms with ISO 13485:2003 under certificate number: I9934.

Timestrip is dedicated to maintaining the highest efficiency and responsiveness in achieving our ultimate goal – Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction.

FDA 510(k) #BK150289

This product is not a replacement for the professional judgment of laboratory/blood bank professionals and/or policies and procedures that are applicable to your institution.