A Safer Way to Store and Retrieve Samples

Blood safety is of paramount importance to the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service, which provides blood and blood components to 5 regional hospital trusts in Northern Ireland. It is the only such service in Northern Ireland, collecting 60,000 blood donations annually. The laboratory, which is based in Belfast, performs blood group serology and infectious disease marker screening on all blood donations.

Once this testing is complete, 2 x PathFinder 350A Archiver units are used to recap and archive primary blood samples into storage racks.

An operator loads a rack of samples onto the PF350A