Campus innovation ‘saves lives’

Tuesday 4 March 2014

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The Ministry of health orders a research project to find out what the relation between rewarmed donor blood and cases of death is. Kees Wiegers from KWIC Healthcare, a company located in the R&D Hotel on the Healthy Ageing Campus, has developed a chip and a software to continuously measure the temperature of blood transfusion bags.

In 2007 KWIC concluded from a conducted research project in the hospital LUMC in Leiden, that €250.000 of blood is thrown away each year, because they weren't sure if it had remained cool. 90 percent of the blood bags could have been saved with the system KWIC in use.

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