Giving Blood, Saving Lives

Posted on Aug 09, 2022 by Donna Holpuch

A person donating blood

Blood donation is the easiest way to save lives. By giving blood, you are making a sacrifice that seems small to you but could be the difference between life and death for someone else.

Helmer Scientific has been hosting blood drives for more than 10 years. Four times a year, the blood mobile bus rolls into the Helmer parking lot to collect donations from team members, family, and friends. If additional openings are available, neighboring businesses are invited to join.

Helmer has a large core group of donors who participate on a regular basis, providing the foundation for our blood drives. Last year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, 103 units were donated from Helmer team members. We broke our single drive record this past June, with donors providing 38 units of blood.

Supporting the blood bank and blood center community is close to our roots and has been our driving force for decades. These tireless individuals have been our principal customer since Helmer was founded in 1977. To be able to support the blood community through regular blood drives is just one way we can say thank you.

One of our own team members is especially appreciative of the regular donations that help keep the blood supply strong. As a recipient of valuable, life-saving transfusions, she has recovered and returned to her position at Helmer.

“I would encourage everyone to donate blood/plasma,” stated Michelle Centers, a Helmer team member. “You never know when you or a family member may need it. I am thankful for everyone that donated blood when I needed it and for my stem cell donor. Without those people, I wouldn’t be here today.”

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Helping to bridge the gap and save lives in our community is a part of who we are as a company. We encourage you to support your local blood center and find a local blood drive in your area to help save lives.

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Donna Holpuch

Written by Donna Holpuch

Donna Holpuch is a Senior Marketing Manager for Trane Technologies Life Science Solutions, covering the Clinical Healthcare segments for Helmer Scientific. With more than 25 years experience, she has an extensive background in marketing to the clinical market.

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