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RAD-SURE® Blood Irradiation Indicators

RAD-SURE® gives an instant, positive verification of irradiation.

Transfusion -associated graft-versus-host disease (TA-GVHD) is an adverse effect of blood transfusion which, although rare, is usually fatal. Patients in certain clinical categories, including bone marrow transplants, solid tumours and acquired T cell defects, are at a greater risk of developing TA-GVHD. TA-GVHD can be prevented by irradiation of blood products prior to transfusion.

The RAD-SURE® blood irradiation indicators provide positive, visual verification of irradiation. When attached to blood products, RAD-SURE® indicators show whether the blood products have been irradiated. Before a blood product and its attached indicator are irradiated, the indicator reads "NOT IRRADIATED". After irradiation, the word "NOT" in the indicator window is obscured and the indicator reads "IRRADIATED".

RAD-SURE® indicators are now available for gamma and X-ray irradiation sources. ISP, in addition, has developed UVA indicators for both platelets and plasma products.
 
RAD-SURE® Gy 25 and XR 25 Blood Irradiation Indicators

  • Positive Visual Verification of Irradiation
  • Easy to use, misinterpretation is impossible
  • Batch Number and Expiry Date printed on every box
  • Bar-coded batch number information included on every indicator
  • Temperature History Indicator in every box
  • FDA approved adhesive
  • Environmentally stable to temperature, light exposure and water immersion
  • Reliable product with customer satisfaction worldwide

 

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