Survey Results: Use of Blood and Simulated Blood Products for Cooler Validations

As a follow-up to conversations around the development and launch of our new Val-A-Sure Cooler Validation Kit, we conducted a survey last month. The survey questions were specific to what blood banks use in validating coolers – simulated blood products, expired units, etc. Fifty-nine blood banks participated in the survey and provided comments.


A few key points from the survey:

  • 81% use expired units of blood or blood products
  • 96.5% validate coolers with RBCs (or simulated RBCs)
  • Respondents were highly unlikely to purchase pre-mixed simulated blood products

Thank you for your interest and participation in the survey.  Working together, we promise to “help you deliver the best” when it comes to blood and blood products.

Ed Sharpless – VP Product Development

p.s. To get our water-glycerol “Recipes” to accurately replicate the density of various blood products  , click here.

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