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‘RFID can be used in temperature control when transporting blood’

The technology could enhance traceability of the blood through the entire supply chain process, says Projects Coordinator

| | Oct 24, 2018 | 11:20 am
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Georgie Evans, Project Coordinator, Tracker Point

Dubai, UAE, 24 October 2018: “Temperature regulation is a key factor in maintaining blood quality when transporting blood for transfusion,” asserted Georgie Evans, Project Coordinator, Tracker Point, while elaborating on the possible application of RFID technology. She said: “Passive RFID temperature sensor tags have the ability to configure an alarm, which can be set off when the temperature falls outside the specified range.” The technology, she added, could enhance traceability of the blood through the entire supply chain process, right from the donor to the recipient.

“Each blood bag can be fitted with an RFID tag and linked to packing data and patient details,” Evans said. At key points along the transport route, she said, the RFID tag can be scanned using mobile readers to verify the identity of the blood bag and check the temperature. Today, in tag manufacturing, she said, we see a strong focus on tag design, especially when it comes to designing a tag that is suitable for diverse environments and versatile to work on different materials. She added, “In the current tag market, different environments require their own specific tag.”

 

 


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