MYTH: Medical devices made of PVC may cause serious health effects
From a practical point of view, PVC bags are better than glass containers/bottles. They are not only easier to use and store but they also provide better safety to their users. They would not get broken and would not cause cuts and/or wounds which is essential in emergency situations and during rescue operations outside hospitals, e.g. after a car crash.
PVC blood bags offer an important advantage in case of blood transfusion: they can be pressed by hand to convert a drip process into a forced one. PVC bags can also be placed in centrifuges for separation of blood components.