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Test strips

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by fran57, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. fran57

    fran57 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, was just wondering how do you dispose of your testing strips, TIA x
     
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    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I just throw mine in with the normal rubbish :)
     
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  3. fran57

    fran57 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you x
     
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    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same, just chuck them in the bin :)
     
  5. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    when one tub is empty I put my used strips in it when it is full I close the tub and then I chuck it in the bin.
     
  6. fran57

    fran57 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    vic hill Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    used ones from Acc-chek i put in old drum then DISPOSE of them in a SHARPS BIN ..
    REMBER THEY ARE BLOOD SAMPLES VERY TINY but like this virus who knows how it is spread ???
    stay safe vic
     
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  8. fran57

    fran57 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    The NHS blood donation service do not check donated blood for Covid 19 as they say there is no evidence that it can be transmitted by blood donation.
     
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    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I put tissues and wipes that have been used to mop up blood into the bin, as well as used plasters, tampons and pads.
    Obviously if you have an illness that can be passed on via blood then dispose of them in a way that poses no danger to other people.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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