Transport Containers

Short journey transport containers

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 materials (PCM), to your site.

User guide (PDF)


Example risk assessment (WORD)

Sample risk assessment record

Example handling risk assessment (PDF)

Sample manual handling risk assessment 

Opening and closing handling instructions (PDF)

Training presentation (PDF)

Cleaning and maintenance (PDF)

Validation report (PDF)

Change control closing report for hospitals to reference in processes and policies,
and to use during audits

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

Details the number of PCMs required and the transport times

Labels (WORD)

Example labels for hospitals to print and use

Safety data sheets for the PCM:

Sheet 1 (PDF)

Sheet 2 (PDF)

Foam racking order form (EXCEL)

For purchasing foam racking used to hold PCMs

Discard of 'old' clinimed containers with NHSBT logo (PDF)


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

Capacity and time limitations for temperature control (PDF)