A blood warmer is used to warm blood or other fluids, minimizing the risk of hypothermia. Blood is kept refrigerated for the preservation of the cells. It is essential to warm it to an appropriate temperature not only to prevent hypothermia but also to prevent hemolysis, or breakdown of the blood cells. If the transfusion is done too quickly without warming, the colder blood can initiate a state of hypothermia within the patient. There is a delicate balance of temperature over time that must be maintained.

Blood warmers are essential for patients who require transfusion of blood rapidly to maintain homeostasis within the body. Without blood warmers, the patient could have serious complications from blood loss; warmers provide a way to replace the blood quickly without damaging it.

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Reference: Jonathan Hill; Hot Blooded: The Basics of Blood Warmers. Biomed Instrum Technol 1 November 2006; 40 (6): 443–444. doi: https://doi.org/10.2345/i0899-8205-40-6-443.1