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Memorial Blood Centers

Memorial Blood Centers (MBC), a St. Paul, MN-based nonprofit community blood center that serves more than 30 hospitals in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is in the process of evaluating the Greenbox container.

 

"We have not actually used it to ship any blood product yet, but it is in the validation mode," explains Jennifer White, MBC's hospital services and lab relations manager.

She says, "Validation means that MBC needs to test every blood component (at minimum and maximum levels) at every temperature situation." She says that MBC is testing multiple containers for blood component transportation. "The validation is labor- and time-intensive, but I would hope we would complete the process by the end of 2008," she says. The key factors in MBC's decision, White says, are pricing and the ability for the shipper to hold specific temperatures for an extended time period.

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