BD Vacutainer Eclipse needles incorporate additional safety into the traditional BD Vacutainer blood collection needle, with no need to change the blood collection technique. The built in safety shield is in alignment with the bevel of the needle and can be activated immediately after blood collection using a one-handed continuous movement. There is no need for a work table or surface to activate it. The safety shield permanently locks into place, significantly reducing the risk of accidental needlestick injury and infection transmission. BD Eclipse needles are compatible with all BD Vacutainer holders and tubes.