Blood bag exclusive in October edition (out now!)

October 5, 2009 at 11:32 am | Posted in H&EUpdate | Leave a comment
Foetus from an ectopic pregnancy — one of the many health problems whose increasing rates of incidence is motivating Winchester’s research. (Image Wikimedia Commons)

Foetus from an ectopic pregnancy — one of the many health problems whose increasing rates of incidence is motivating Winchester’s research. (Image Wikimedia Commons)

In this month’s issue we scored an exclusive on how Swedish County Councils are planning to procure PVC-free blood bags.

PVC is commonly-used because DEHP, used to soften the bag plastic, also has a preservative effect on the blood.

However, phasing out PVC is a priority in Swedish healthcare’s environment program, so the Councils are looking at how techniques familiar in military procurement can be applied to medical devices.

This is very exciting. Also in this month’s edition we have a look at how child health can be determined not just by where the child is born (which is already tracked) but even when the child is conceived.

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