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  1. Would anyone be willing to share their SOP's for "tubing" blood products? I am trying to get this started at my facility (even though it seems like everyone else has been doing it for years!) and am already getting lots of questions. I figure being able to explain what others do might help! Thank you in advance! Edit: we do not have the capability of "secure send" or scanning units/badges with our tube system
  2. We're going to be going live with a new Meditech version (6.1) and we'll be starting to use TAR with barcode scanning. This prompted my facility to buy a digi-trax printer so we can reprint labels when we make components. Can anyone help me with this? Should I buy 4x4 labels with DIN removed or can I get by using just the 4x2 (to label the bottom two quadrants)? Also, shouldn't I retain our blood supplier's facility information on there? We don't aliquot and we don't pool...we just make components. Thanks for your help. Becky
  3. Has anyone used the Sahara III plasma thawer by Sarstedt? It uses convection heat and a warming plate to thaw the plasma. It includes a sensor that lets you know when the plasma is free of ice. I had it demo'ed in Oct. of last year and fell in love with it. The unit is small, easy to clean and I love the concept. I called 3 references and they were very complimentary, so I ordered one for a new facility that we are opening. The unit was shipped promptly...so far, so good, right? Now that we are testing, I'm not so happy. Despite the fact that the manual says that it should take 15 min. to thaw 1 unit of plasma, we are finding that it takes 30 to 40 min! To thaw 2 at a time takes 40 to 50 min! I am very unhappy with it's performance. Additionally, sometimes the audible beep alarms when the plasma unit is free of ice and sometimes it doesn't. I am very interested to know if anyone else has experience with this peice of equipment. I'm beginning to wonder if we are doing something wrong. Thanks, Amelia
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