Mark Your Calendar for April 13, 2022

Sterile Packaging Day Is Back, and This Year,
We're Better Together!

On the heels of last year's widely-successful inaugural Sterile Packaging Day event, SPMC is celebrating Sterile Packaging Day again on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. This year's celebration theme is "Better Together!" Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, our industry has demonstrated extreme flexibility and resilience in our ability to innovate, develop, produce and sterilize life-saving devices, PPE and patient-focused drug delivery products. Thanks to the collaborative spirit within our interconnected environment, our commitment to patient safety has remained steadfast. We are thankful to be part of such a strong industry and we salute and celebrate all those who support us. This year, we look forward to meeting with our suppliers, customers, colleagues and friends because we truly are Better Together! We invite you to learn more, get involved and celebrate Sterile Packaging Day with us on April 13, 2022! Our Toolkit will show you how.

Partnering for Excellence

A Supply Chain Dedicated to Safety in Healthcare

SPMC founded Sterile Packaging Day to recognize and thank all of our partners in the supply chain who work together to deliver innovative, safe and sterilized devices and supplies to medical experts in order to provide excellence in patient care.

Reflecting on Collaboration

Industry Leaders Share What Better Together Means to Them on Sterile Packaging Day

Across the care continuum, the sterile packaging industry has come together to celebrate the Better Together theme, underscoring the strength of our commitment to patient safety. We asked leaders across the supply chain to share what this year's theme means to them. Read their thoughts below and connect via LinkedIn through the links underneath each quote.

Celebrating These Foundational Elements

The Three Pillars of Sterile Packaging Day

Patient Safety

Patient safety is at the heart of sterile packaging. Doctors, nurses, EMTs, caregivers and even patients themselves can effectively administer care thanks to the safety and integrity of the sterile packages protecting the medical devices and supplies they need.

Peace of Mind

When you or a loved one requires medical care, your focus is on a successful outcome and recovery. Knowing that the medical tools necessary for treatment are protected from contamination offers you and your medical team important peace of mind.

Supply Chain Strength

From the procurement of raw materials, to the stringent manufacturing process of the package itself, every link in the supply chain plays a vital role in creating protective packaging that can withstand rigorous sterilization processes and maintain its sterility until it's opened.

Bringing the Care Continuum Together on Sterile Packaging Day

Five Easy Tips to Help You Celebrate!

TIP #1: Recognize and thank an esteemed professional with whom you collaborate for success.

Take a moment to recognize and thank a colleague or partner within the sterile packaging supply chain who works collaboratively with you to ensure life-saving devices are sterile at point of use. The SPMC has shareable graphics to help you say thanks.

Download Shareable Graphics

TIP #2: Share how "Better Together" advances innovation in sterile packaging.

Throughout every turn of the pandemic, the sterile packaging industry has responded with agility and innovation thanks to collaborative efforts throughout the supply chain. SPMC has developed a shareable infographic that highlights key facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine Time Line to demonstrate the industry's extraordinary pandemic response.

Download the Infographic

TIP #3: Show your support for healthcare professionals.

Since the onset of the pandemic, medical professionals have endured unrelenting emotional and physical stress in their ongoing treatment of patients. Now, more than ever, these heroes deserve our support and recognition. Show you care by dropping off healthy breakfast or lunch items at your local hospital. Be sure to call ahead to find out if the facility has any rules for accepting food or meals. For more ideas and shareable graphics, check out our Toolkit.

View the Sterile Packaging Day Toolkit

TIP #4: Donate blood on April 14 at MD&M West.

SPMC and Informa are teaming up for a Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, April 14 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at the Anaheim Convention Center in Ballroom A. We encourage all attendees to positively impact lives and help countless others by donating blood. Please click the button below to make your appointment. To streamline your donation experience, visit on the day of your scheduled appointment to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions.

Schedule Your Donation Appointment

TIP #5: Tell us in one word what "Better Together" means to you.

This year, we wanted everyone to be part of this celebration! We asked you to tell us in one word what “Better Together” means to you. This special Sterile Packaging Day 2022 commemorative animated graphic features all of your answers! Share it on your social feeds and website!

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Interested In More? Use And Share These Resources

Raise Awareness For Sterile Packaging Day

DOWNLOADABLE GRAPHICS | Download, share, print and post these high quality graphics to raise awareness for Sterile Packaging Day and the many professions which work together to deliver safe healthcare!

Shareable Graphics: Patient Safety

Patient safety is at the heart of Sterile Packaging Day. Use these three downloadable graphics depicting various aspects of medical care to underscore your Sterile Packaging Day social media messages and events. Be sure to use #SterilePackagingDay.


Shareable Graphics: Peace of Mind

Sterile packaging protects countless medical devices, medications and everyday items from harmful contaminants and particulates...delivering peace of mind. Use these three downloadable graphics in combination with your messages to raise awareness for Sterile Packaging Day through social media. Be sure to use #SterilePackagingDay.


Shareable Graphics: Supply Chain Strength

A secure and committed supply chain ensures that sterile packaging maintains the highest quality standards. Use these three downloadable graphics of medical devices, sterile packages and supply chain strength with your social media messages to amplify Sterile Packaging Day. Be sure to use #SterilePackagingDay.


Shareable Graphics: Better Together

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the sterile packaging industry has remained strong because we are better together. Use one of these four downloadable graphics in combination with your message to show your support of the industry on social media. Be sure to use #SterilePackagingDay.


Shareable Graphics: Recognizing Colleagues

SPMC founded Sterile Packaging Day to recognize and thank all of our partners in the supply chain. Use one of these three downloadable graphics in combination with your message to show your appreciation for an esteemed colleague on social media. Be sure to use #SterilePackagingDay.


Infographic: COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline

This timeline shows the accelerated path of the COVID-19 vaccine's development, production, and packaging, underscoring the concept of Better Together. Share with others and be sure to use #SterilePackagingDay.


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Sterile Packaging Day Toolkit

April 13, 2022 is Sterile Packaging Day! SPMC encourages you to celebrate with us to recognize the critical role sterile packaging plays in patient safety. This FREE downloadable document contains information and ideas to help you celebrate all of the professionals in the care continuum who rely on the efficacy and safety of sterile packaging to deliver quality patient care.

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