Warning about use of Non-sterile Alcohol Wipes

On October 26, the National Hemophilia Foundation issued Medical Advisory #414 which “recommend(s) that all individuals who have alcohol wipes or other prep pads/swabs in their home examine the individual packages to see if they contain the word “Sterile.” This includes wipes that are packaged with factor or other IV preparation kits. If the word “sterile” does not appear on the package, there is no way to determine if they are in fact sterile or not. Therefore, individuals should discontinue use of any wipes that do not state “sterile” and request replacement with sterile wipes from their clotting factor distributor.” To read the entire medical advisory, visit NHF.

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