Timestrip’s distributor in Belgium, Innolabel, were approached to propose ways in which it could help monitor temperature threshold excursions and provide feedback to personnel to help them decide whether a bag
has been stored within the protocol guidelines. This collaboration resulted in trials using the industry leading Timestrip temperature ascending threshold indicator, which were attached to the blood bags.
In the absence of the Timestrip indicator this bag may have been returned to storage, regardless of its condition. In another trial, blood bags were returned unused to the Blood bank by the hospital’s Emergency Department. The Timestrip indicator was used to confirm that the bag had not experienced a breach of temperature threshold protocoland could therefore be stored for re-use at a later stage.