A laboratory freezer is a critical part of many hospitals, blood centers, labs, pharmacies, clinics, research facilities and more. It is important to purchase a blood bank freezer that is high quality, capable of both storage and processing and supports all your efforts. There are many different types and brands of blood bank freezers specifically available on the market today. Blood bank freezer repairs in the US can be costly and wasteful of resources, so you will want to purchase the highest quality freezer you can.
Here is an example of a high-quality blood bank freezer available today
HB104-ADA Undercounter Blood Bank Refrigerator
● Can hold 66 blog bags ● Keypad access available integrated into unit ● Can fit underneath counters of up to 34.” ● Easy to use temperature control ● Alarm and security system built-in ● High-quality cabinet exceeds medical and scientific industry standards ● Up to 5 year warranty
Let’s take a look at the some of the features, specifications, options and accessories you should keep in mind when shopping for a blood bank freezer for your facility.
The blood bank freezer should have an alarm or monitor system that allows you to keep your stored products protected. The refrigeration system should be powerful, capable of reaching extreme cold temperatures. Look for a product built with strong, high-quality materials, from the door to the shelves. You should have an available warranty on the compressor, parts, and labor.
There should be a large-bag capacity, over 60 bags at once. The dimensions should fit whatever space you need - either under countertops or along a wall. There are many different sizes to choose from, so find a company that provides variation. The interior volume of the unit should be as large as possible. Consider a freezer certified to applicable UL and CSA standards by an NRTL.
Options and Accessories
There are a lot of options offered for blood bank freezer. You should be aware of what options are available so you can choose which ones are most valuable to you. Many freezers have access control via a keypad with a lock integrated into the unit. Up to 100 user, IDs should be able to be programmed into the keypad. Some freezers have a single door, and some have double-doors, depending on the size. Some doors have powder coated glass, and some have stainless steel.
Look for a good interior LED light and strong swivel casters in case you need to move the unit around. Some freezers can be ordered with a standalone temperature chart recorder which may come in handy for you. Try to find a unit with a certificate of calibration which certifies that the monitor was effectively set according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Floor and wall bracket kits are important for keeping your freezer sturdy and securely in place. Storage trays, roll out baskets, locking drawers, full-sized shelves, and drawer dividers are all great options to help you organize the bags in the unit. The drawers should also be able to lock to protect your medications, vaccines, blood products, etc.