Blood Valve

Silver
2004

This device makes the act of blood specimen collection easier on the patient and phlebotomist. Usually, the operation takes two-hands and requires the switching of vials during the procedure, during which the needle could be jostled in the patient's arm or the vials could be contaminated. Blood Valve is an interconnected series of automatically sealing vials with an easy-to-hold handle. The clear channel allows the phlebotomist to see when the blood is flowing.



  • Universal thread allows the use of many different sized needles.

Contact: Adriano Braun Galvao,
Institute of Design - Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT),
312.595.4900 / 773.276.2897,
galvao@id.iit.edu


Credit: Adriano Braun Galvao, Institute of Design - Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)