Laurie Colbert laurie.colbert <@t> huntingtonhospital.com
Thu Jul 15 12:14:11 CDT 2004

We cannot transport any specimen in red biohazard bags per the Department of Health.  Red bags designate trash.  Surgery now places limbs in a different-colored bag, such as blue or even clear (semi-transparent).  We store the limbs in the same bag and when they are ready for disposal (pickup from our outside company), they are then placed in red bags.  

Laurie Colbert
Huntington Hospital

-----Original Message-----
From: Christine Baker [mailto:brokeponi <@t> yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 7:55 AM
To: Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] LEG TRANSPORT

I have just been told that I cannot use the red bags to transport a leg from Surgery to the lab and than to disposal. It is illegal to reach inside the bag to remove anything once it has been put in it. I would like to know how everyone else is handling this problem. Is there a transport vehicle that is just for legs? If so where do i get it?
 Thanking you in advance
Christine Baker
SRRMC Histology Supervisor

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