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Blood Temp 6 – 6°C Nonreversible Blood Storage Temperature Indicator

For monitoring the temperature breaches for blood bags in transit, please see our 10°C product, Blood Temp 10

Blood Temp 6

Our Blood Temp 6 nonreversible blood bag temperature indicators monitor storage temperature compliance in blood bags.

With the push of a button, Blood Temp 6 is activated and indicates simply and clearly if the core temperature of the blood has risen above the threshold temperature.

Improved Blood Storage Temperature Monitoring

for monitoring temperature of whole blood, RBCs and plasma stored in a blood bank and hospital refrigerator or temporary storage.

Blood Temp 6

6°C temperature threshold
for the storage and transit of blood products

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tick improve compliance
promotes accountability during transport
tick easy to use
compared to other similar products, our Blood Temp products are activated with a simple push of a button
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


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.
Have you got any tips to prep many Blood Temp 6 Indicators at the same time?
We find that placing on a very cold coolpack works really well.  The colder the better, ideally having been in a freezer. Squeeze the Blood Temp Indicators and then place on the coolpack , leaving the adhesive liner on the Blood Temp Indicator. The activated product can stay on the coolpack for a very long time.  We recommended to have this prep area close to the blood-bag fridge and near to the time of use. Then, when the blood bag or blood bags have been prepared for the Blood Temp indicator,  simply remove its adhesive liner and adhere to the blood-bag. Extra tip:  Blood bags can warm up surprisingly quickly when placed on an counter in a room temperature environment.  To keep them cool  longer, while preparing them, lay them on a coolpack as well.
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.
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.
Single or Bulk Activation – Blood Temp 6
Use a coldpack! We recommend getting one from the freezer. Anything colder than 3 degrees Celsius will do, but really the colder the better to last longer. Preparation: Set up a staging area near the blood-bag fridge and close to the time of use. We highly recommend to place the blood bags that are being prepared on a refrigerated cold pack, as the ambient temperature of the room and direct contact with a warm counter warms up a blood bag above 6 C surprisingly quickly. Activate the BT6, and leaving the adhesive liner on, place on the cold-pack. Feel free to do this with as many indicators as you would like to use in a given batch application session. Dependent on the cold-pack’s temperature and size, the activated BT6 indicators can stay on the coldack for many minutes and even hours without showing a breach in the run-out window. As soon as the BT6 indicator needs to be applied to the blood-bag, take the indicator from the cold pack, peel the adhesive liner off and simply adhere firmly to the blood-bag. Remember - We always supply 1 to 2 extra products free of charge, so good to use for testing or practice! Please note that this is only really needed for Blood Temp 6 Indicators, due to the particularly low temperature being monitored. Timestrip’s Blood Temp 10 indicators can just be activated and applied to a cold blood bag.  Absolutely nothing else required.

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.


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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.