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International Blood Safety Forum 2017

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 by Lori Gabrek

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The International Blood Safety Forum brings together individuals from across the globe representing blood center, government, not-for-profit, academic institutions, and industry to improve access to safe blood therapies in the developing world.  The goal of this  bi-annual forum is to encourage dialog within the international community already engaged in international blood safety efforts with the goal of fostering greater awareness and support for their work.

Helmer Scientific was proud to once again be a corporate sponsor for the 2017 International Blood Safety Forum which was held on March 24th in Washington, DC.  Global Healing, a leading international medical non-profit, and American Blood Centers co-hosted the forum in conjunction with ABC’s annual meeting.  The 2017 Forum focused on the value of safe and affordable blood in developing countries, including the associated impact on maternal and child mortality. 

Clearly, much progress has been made to reform the blood supply within low and middle income countries but much more work needs to be done.  Global Healing and other organizations play an important role in unifying and collecting the international community’s voice so blood safety remains an area of investment and a clear priority.  Helmer’s involvement in these initiatives speaks to the core values of our company and we are proud to support these efforts.

For more information about the forum and Global Healing, please see www.gloalhealing.org.

Lori Gabrek

Written by Lori Gabrek

With over 25 years of experience building and growing commercial organizations within Medical Device and Life Sciences companies, Lori is the VP of Global Marketing and Sales at Helmer Scientific. Lori is a Medical Technologist with degrees from Indiana University and Purdue University. She has served on the American Heart Association board in Indiana, and is currently a board member for Global Healing.

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