Blood Bank Medical Waste Disposal and Compliance Solutions

Stericycle provides blood banks with an array of safe and compliant solutions to manage regulated medical waste and compliance requirements.

Stericycle is the trusted partner to thousands of blood banks across the U.S.

Stericycle enables blood banks to maintain regulatory compliance by providing regulated medical waste management and compliance solutions that protect people and brands, promote health and well-being, and safeguard the environment.

As the need for blood donations grows in communities across the United States, we understand how important it is focusing on collecting blood donations and facilitating proper testing, while managing a safe and compliant blood bank for your donors and employees.

At Stericycle, we appreciate your role in collecting, storing, and distributing blood for patients in need, whether you are a nurse, a lab technician, or an office administrator. We also understand the effort it takes to handle the different regulated waste streams, while running an environment where your employees and facility are up-to-date with regulatory requirements.

We customize our solutions for your needs, whether you are a national blood bank or a local donor center supporting a small community. 

 

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Recommended Waste Disposal Solutions for Blood Banks

Our solutions offer a variety of safe, secure, and compliant container options for the following types of waste generated in your facility. 

Biohazardous Medical Waste

Stericycle Biohazardous Medical Waste Solutions provide blood banks with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of regulated waste generated from donation collections.

We recommend all regulated medical waste (RMW) or red bag waste generated from donations and testing procedures, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, PPE, tubes, or collection bags be disposed of safely in marked containers and stored for pickup.

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from blood transfusions, blood testing, or blood donations.

We recommend all sharps waste, such as needles, pipettes, test tubes, and testing slides, be safely disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe. 

Confidential Information and Documents

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction service provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving patients or other administrative tasks that contain patient protected health information or confidential information, such as donor names, addresses, or phone numbers. 

We recommend all confidential information be locked in secure consoles prior to being securely shredded with Shred-it.

Biohazardous Medical Waste

Stericycle Biohazardous Medical Waste Solutions provide blood banks with the compliant collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of regulated waste generated from donation collections.

We recommend all regulated medical waste (RMW) or red bag waste generated from donations and testing procedures, including any items saturated with blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM), such as bandages, gauze, PPE, tubes, or collection bags be disposed of safely in marked containers and stored for pickup.

Sharps Waste

Stericycle Sharps Solutions provide a range of containers and service options for the disposal of waste generated from blood transfusions, blood testing, or blood donations.

We recommend all sharps waste, such as needles, pipettes, test tubes, and testing slides, be safely disposed of in a designated sharps container to reduce needlestick injuries and keep employees safe. 

Confidential Information and Documents

Our Shred-it® secure information destruction service provides safe and secure destruction of paperwork generated through serving patients or other administrative tasks that contain patient protected health information or confidential information, such as donor names, addresses, or phone numbers. 

We recommend all confidential information be locked in secure consoles prior to being securely shredded with Shred-it.

Recommended Compliance Solutions for Blood Banks

Our regulatory experts serve blood banks across the U.S. and understand the importance of safety and medical waste compliance protocols.

Stericycle’s suite of Steri-Safe® Compliance Solutions enable you to easily manage your OSHA compliance requirements in formats that suit your blood bank’s needs. From online solutions to in-person step-by-step guidance, we will help nurses, lab technicians, and office administrators stay compliant. 

On-Site OSHA Expertise

Our OSHA experts will visit on-site to train your staff and conduct a 150-point mock-OSHA facility evaluation to help you identify your risks of non-compliance and provide you with actionable recommendations.

Centralized Online Training

Access online trainings for the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazard Communication Standards. Our Online Training Center allows you to assign trainings to staff and track completion, so you can easily maintain compliance.

On-Demand Compliance Resources

Unlock a variety of OSHA compliance resources, including our database of over 10M Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and customizable OSHA Safety Plan Templates to remain compliant. 

Compliance Training Requirements for Blood Banks


*Remember to consider state regulatory requirements as compliance requirements may vary.

OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, DOT: Department of Transportation

Questions about your waste and compliance requirements?
Contact your local Stericycle compliance specialist today.

Why Stericycle?

When you choose Stericycle, you are selecting a partner with the resources to work with and stand by you when things are easy and when they are hard so you can focus on what matters most – collecting blood donations.

Industry Leader

Industry leader with over 30 years of experience managing the collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of regulated waste.

Regulatory Experts

Customizable solutions with one partner managing regulated medical waste streams, HIPAA and OSHA compliance, and secure information destruction.

Customized Solutions

Reliable on-time service delivered by a nationwide network of treatment facilities, state-of-the-art fleet of trucks, proprietary real-time tracking systems, and qualified service operators.

One Partner

Dedicated team of on-site and off-site regulatory experts and online customer portal, MyStericycle.com, featuring a breadth of on-demand compliance trainings, tools, and resources.

Customer Service

Seamless customer experience delivered through easy onboarding, convenient online account management, and accessible client support.

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