SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Empty blood pack

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



Empty, dry, blood pack with donor tube and 2 ports for giving sets. The donor tube terminates in a 16G needle and may possess a Y sampling site.


Key areas where used

  • Ward

Method of use

Filled with patient blood via the needle on the donor tube. It is possible to carry out post-donation sampling of blood via the Y site on the tube. Empty blood packs should be distinguished from blood packs containing various clot-preventing agents which allow blood to be transfused at a later stage. Empty blood packs referred to on this datacard consist of dry plastic and are used primarily for the removal and subsequent disposal of blood or for the production of serum. Regular blood removal is required for patients with specific blood conditions such as hemachromatosis and polycythaemia and the blood is then disposed of. Therefore, although these empty blood packs posses ports, it is very unlikely that they would ever be used for transfusion purposes.


Individually packaged in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • 600ml

Example products

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

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Empty blood pack 600ml SGR7017 Baxter Healthcare Ltd



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.

Joomla Templates: by JoomlaShack