Transport containers

Identifying our transport boxes

Please use our visual guide to help you to distinguish between the 3 types of boxes we use.

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 

Example manual handling risk assessment 

Opening and closing handling instructions 

Training presentation 

Cleaning and maintenance 

How to pack a container; capacity and transportation time limits 

Labels for hospitals to print 

Foam racking order form 

Safety data sheets for the PCM:

 Blue PCM 4°C (PDF 528KB)

Green PCM 22°C (PDF 583KB)



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

Capacity and time limitations for temperature control (PDF 193KB)

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