What to Look for in a One-Source Blood Bag Label Supplier
Whether you operate a blood bank, a hospital, or another type of organization that collects human blood, three advantages come with using a single blood bag label supplier for all of your blood bag labeling needs: simplified vendor management, simplified invoice management, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your supplier can always meet your needs.
In order to realize these benefits, it’s imperative to choose a blood bag label supplier that is positioned to deliver them. That is what we focus on in this entry. If your organization is interested in finding a one-source blood bag label supplier, be sure to select a labeling solutions provider that offers the following four advantages.
- Label Quantity Options
Because some types of labels tend to be used more frequently than others, it’s a good idea to work with a company that supplies label orders of practically any size. This type of supplier helps you save money by supplying frequently used labels in bulk and helps you avoid overspending by supplying infrequently used labels in a smaller quantity.
- Label Adhesive Options
If your organization collects blood, chances are that it keeps the liquid in cold storage before performing a transfusion or placing blood samples under a microscope. Consequently, it’s ideal to choose a provider that offers “all temperature” labels that perform well down to a temperature of -12.2°C and cryogenic labels that perform well at temperatures that fall below -150°C. Using labels whose adhesive isn’t designed for cold storage can make the labels’ tac ineffective.
- Barcode Label Options
If your organization uses a barcode system to inventory blood bags, why not choose a provider whose labels can feature the barcode on the primary label that denotes crucial information about the blood? Having barcodes “piggyback” on blood bag labels removes the need to order barcode labels and blood bag labels separate suppliers and helps expedite labeling and inventory processes.
- Custom Label Design
Perhaps the most important characteristic of a one-source blood bag label supplier is the company’s ability to create custom labeling solutions that meet your organization’s unique labeling requirements. Right now, you may not need a custom solution. However, if you need one in the future, you won’t have to switch suppliers if you work with a company that accepts custom orders.
Make Us Your One-Source Supplier
At Shamrock Labels, we offer more than just a few products that address a limited set of blood bag labeling needs. Instead, we’ve developed a line of products that meet all of the labeling needs of the vast majority of our customers, many of whom have made us their one-source label supplier for the reasons above, among others.
We offer readymade and custom blood bag labels whose design and printing are compliant with AABB and ICCBBA standards We also provide single ply labels, piggyback bar coded labels, consecutively numbered labels, and special information labels that can serve both Codabar and ISBT 128 symbologies — and these advantages are only the beginning.
To inquire about our blood bag labeling solutions and learn how we can serve as your one-source blood bag label supplier, please call us today at (800) 323-0249. We look forward to helping your organization meet all of its blood bag labeling requirements!