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What Are Blood Bank Labels?

Published: 2020-08-07
What Are Blood Bank Labels?
What Are Blood Bank Labels?

Blood Bank Labels are a necessity in order to communicate information regarding dosage, usage, administrative information, and more. Blood bank labels are frequently placed over a blood bag or other medical packages to notify medical staff and ensure patients are appropriately taken care of.

Common types of blood bank labels include:

  • Antigen Testing
  • Autologous
  • Biohazard Warning
  • Blood Bag Prep
  • Compatibility Markers
  • Donation Identification Number (DIN)
  • Donor / Fun Stickers
  • Group Type Information
  • ISBT 128 & Codabar Labels

Who Regulates Identification Marking Standards?

Blood banks are regulated by precise standards and criteria that require the proper labeling for identification and handling of specimens. Labeling is critical to ensure proper patient care.

Two organizations are involved with setting and regulating standards used in blood banks and other healthcare related fields: the AABB (previously the American Association of Blood Banks) and ICCBBA. The ABBA is non-for-profit organization that represents anyone working in the field of transfusion and cellular therapy.

The ICCBBA is an international NGO (non-government organization) apart of the WHO (World Health Organization). The ICCBBA manages and develops ISBT 128. ISBT 128 is a standard that defines data structures, barcode placement, product definitions and nomenclature databases for transfusion.

Blood Bank Labels at Nev’s Ink

At Nev's ink, we supply a full line up of blood bank labels that provide essential and accurate information for every department. Since most blood banks are not-for-profit, we strive to keep our costs low so that they can continue to provide this essential service. Our affordable prices are the reason blood banks choose us. To view all of the blood bank labels we provide, click here. If you have a question or are not finding what you are looking for, give us a call 800-638-7465.

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