SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Blood filter

All Wales Contract: Intravenous sets and related items
Sterility Status: Sterile
Usage Status: Single use



Also known as a blood transfusion filter. Microaggregate filter encased in plastic opaque housing. Housing possessing a spike with protective cap and a connector with cap at either end (the lower of the two being a luer connector). The size of the filter should be specified on the packaging.


Key areas where used

  • General ward use

Method of use

The distal cap is removed from the connector and is secured to an administration set. The proximal cap is removed from the spike and the spike is connected to the port of a blood bag. The system is filled and primed for infusion. The filter retains microaggregates contained within the blood which could block the arterioles during transfusion.


Individually wrapped in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

Not applicable

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Blood transfusion filter SQ40S Pall Biomedical



P Phillips and J Ford

Please inform SMTL of any inaccuracies noted or amendments required in this datacard.


This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting for purchasers in the NHS in Wales, and should not be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturers of the devices.

Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes only and should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.

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