Blood Product Labels and Forms


Blog post by SimGHOSTS board member Kim Baily.

Since each bag of simulated blood costs around $9 per bag, we decided to make our own.  We use 500mL bags normal saline with 200 mL of the saline removed.  We then cover the label on the bag with our own blood bag label.   We also use the small blue plugs from other IV bags as a stoppers so we can reuse both the simulated blood bags we have already purchased as well as our own bags.  If you reuse the bags remember that you cannot spike the bag with it hanging on an IV pole as it will leak.   Here’s an example of the label. 

You can find the Excel files for the all the blood groups along with a blood administration form and more helpful documents in the SimGHOSTS Document Library.