Blood Sampling System

A closed, needlefree in-line blood sampling system that reduces blood waste, while minimizing the risk of IV line contamination and the transmission of infectious disease.

  • Two needlefree access options prevent exposure to infectious diseases.
  • Reduces blood waste because the clearing volume can be reinfused.
  • In-line design protects patient's blood from exposure to bacteria.
  • Kit configurations for adult and neonatal/pediatric patients.



Reduce blood waste and increase the efficiency of the blood sampling process.

The majority of patients in the ICU are anemic upon admission, and 30-37% of these patients receive blood transfusions during their stay.1,2

Unfortunately, these allogeneic blood transfusions present the risk of infection, as well as the potential for circulatory overload, acute and delayed transfusion reactions, myocardial dysfunction, and immune modulation.3,4,5,6 One method for reducing blood transfusions is to reduce blood waste or 'discard volume' during diagnostic phlebotomy.

In response to the problems and risks associated with blood management, ICU Medical has developed the SafeSet Blood Sampling System. SafeSet is an intuitive, easy-to-use system that helps conserve blood while protecting against exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

SafeSet reduces blood waste as the discard or clearing volume can be reinfused, which may reduce transfusion due to phlebotomy.7 SafeSet is available as a standalone system, or with the ICU Medical Transpac® IV Pressure Monitoring Kit, or as an add-on to other manufacturers' pressure monitoring systems.

How it works

Technical Specs
Pressure Tubing: Internal Volume, .055 mL/in
Reservoir: Adult: 12 mL (graduated to 10 mL) Neonatal/pediatric: 3 mL (graduated)
Without Latex Components: Yes
Product Accessories
Shielded Blunt Cannula: 42303-02
Shielded Blunt Cannula With Tube Holder: 42327-02


  1. Hebert PC, Schweitzer I, Calder L, et al: Review of the clinical practice literature on allogeneic red blood cell transfusion. Can Med Assoc J 156(11S):S9 -S26, 1997
  2. Hebert PC, Wells G, Tweeddale M, et al: Does transfusion practice affect mortality in criti- cally ill patients? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 1997; 155:1618 -1623
  3. Hebert PC, Wells G, Blajchman M, et al: A multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial of transfusion requirements in critical care. N Engl J Med 1999; 340:409 - 417
  4. Goodnough LT, Brecher ME, Kanter MH, et al: Transfusion medicine: Blood transfusion. N Engl J Med 1999; 340:438 - 447
  5. Goodnough LT, Brecher ME, Kanter MH, et al: Transfusion medicine: Blood conservation. N Engl J Med 1999; 340:525-533
  6. Marik PE, Sibbald WJ: Effect of stored-blood transfusion on oxygen delivery in patients with sepsis. JAMA 1993; 269:3024 -3029
  7. Robert A. Fowler, MD, MS, FRCP(C); Matthew Berenson, MD,FACP. Blood conservation in the intensive care unit, Crit Care Med 2003 Vol. 31, 12 (Suppl.)

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