Transport containers

Short journey transport containers (for hospital use)

These provide a delivery option for inter and intra hospital deliveries. They have been validated by NHSBT for red cells and platelets (not frozen components) so there is no need for you to validate.

Please contact your Customer Service Manager who will arrange a delivery, including phase change material (PCM), to your site.


Example risk assessment (WORD)

Example manual handling risk assessment (PDF)

Opening and closing handling instructions (PDF)

Training presentation (PDF)

Cleaning and maintenance (PDF)

How to pack a container; capacity and transportation time limits (PDF)

Labels for hospitals to print (WORD)

Foam racking order form (EXCEL)

Discard of old clinimed containers with NHSBT logo (PDF)

Safety data sheets for the PCM:

Sheet 1 (PDF)

Sheet 2 (PDF)

Validation reports:

Red blood cells extended travel time, July 2017 (PDF)

Platelets extended travel time, April 2017 (PDF)

Change control closing report, March 2015 (PDF)


Containers used by NHSBT for deliveries (not for hospital use)

Capacity and time limitations for temperature control (PDF)

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