Human blood transfusions (whole blood, plasma, platelets) save millions of lives per year. However, blood is temperature sensitive and must be properly stored and transported to avoid spoilage. HemoStable has developed a suite of new technologies to greatly improve the safety and temperature uniformity of blood and blood products during collection, shipping and use while decreasing labor and material costs. It has been demonstrated that it can keep a bag of whole blood within two degrees of the optimal temperature range for 20 hours without supplemental refrigeration. Without this technology, blood in a normal room environment exceeds the safe range within 20 minutes. HemoStable’s goal is to make the use of blood affordable to even the poorest countries in the world while not sacrificing safety.

Contact: David Pensak at pensak@udel.edu