Ward/Kraft, Inc. Announces FDA Approved-Red Cross Compliant Labeling For Blood Collection

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The Ward/Kraft Label Division offers FDA approved, Red Cross compliant labeling for blood collection.

Ward/Kraft, Inc., expanding the health care products offering, now includes labels critical in the blood collection process. Distributors who sell into health care accounts can now offer labels that provide industry-best benefits to their customers. The primary benefit is that the labels will withstand the handling requirements mandated by the FDA for the collection and distribution of blood donations stored in plastic bags. Distributors are now equipped with a solution for hospitals, pharmacies, medical labs, clinics, chain-of-custody and other health care related accounts who must label plastic bags containing blood or other bodily fluids.

The critical components required for the labels to meet FDA and Red Cross requirements include specific adhesive, face stock and print coatings. The adhesive is FDA approved for direct contact with blood-bags. Offered in single and piggy-back constructions, the Ward/Kraft label features single ply polyolefin face stock with thermal transfer coating and permanent adhesive. The label is designed to adhere securely to the plastic bag and provide excellent chemical and moisture resistance. The minimum application temperature is +40 degrees Fahrenheit and the service range is -4 to +300 degrees Fahrenheit. The additional UV coating ensures minimal fade and good light resistance.

"Health care requirements are strict and the penalties for non-compliance can be steep", said Lance Triplett, General Manager of the Ward/Kraft Label Division. "We strive to be a great partner for our distributors by making sure that our label applications, like blood bag labels, meet or exceed any known requirements", continued Triplett. "Distributors can order blood bag labels from Ward/Kraft with the utmost confidence that they conform to all regulations set forth by The American Red Cross and the FDA," concluded Triplett.

Blood bag labels from Ward/Kraft meet the FDA 21 CFR 175 labeling requirements. These labels will attach securely to the plastic bag with glove friendly adhesive.

About The Ward/Kraft Label Division
The Ward/Kraft Label Division has a 30 plus year reputation for providing innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of a wide variety of custom and stock labeling applications. The Ward/Kraft Label Division, like all divisions of Ward/Kraft provides distributors with award winning customer service and product offerings that include PEAK and other industry excellence awards.

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