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Multiple Countries Experience Blood Shortages Due to COVID-19

Posted on Apr 02, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Headlines such as “China's blood donations dry up as coronavirus outbreak quells giving” illustrate the alarming potential of a pandemic to negatively impact the global blood supply. News stories continue to highlight the challenges to the blood supply presented by COVID-19....

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Coronavirus and Concerns About the Blood Supply

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

News about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to break every day. As of March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. Top priorities include healthcare system preparedness and slowing transmission of the disease to prevent...

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Remote Access Control – Using 3rd Party Validation Systems to Control Access to Temperature-Controlled Storage Devices

Posted on Mar 06, 2020 by Jesse Smith

Developing optimal workflows to manage product security and accessibility in a healthcare environment can be a challenging task. When these processes are appropriately developed, user workflows are streamlined, consistent, and controlled. In addition, administrators can...

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Platelet Storage: Benefits of AdvanceCore™ Technology

Posted on Feb 19, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Pro Line Platelet Storage Systems from Helmer Scientific offer the precise temperature uniformity, constant agitation, and reliable performance that are critically important to blood banks. Powered by AdvanceCore™ Thermoelectric Heating and Cooling Technology, Pro Line...

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Platelet Storage: What Is AdvanceCore™ Technology?

Posted on Feb 13, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Reliable platelet storage is essential to blood centers and hospital transfusion services. Blood banks constantly face the challenge of making sure enough platelets are available to meet patient needs. This means it is essential to have a platelet storage system that users...

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Saving Energy and Reducing Cost with GX Solutions Refrigerators

Posted on Feb 04, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Did you know that technological advances have made it possible to minimize energy use while also achieving optimal temperature management? GX Solutions professional medical-grade refrigerators from Helmer Scientific utilize innovative OptiCool™ technology. Designed for...

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What You Need to Know About Pro Line Platelet Storage

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Life-saving platelet transfusions are essential for patients fighting cancer, chronic diseases, and traumatic injuries. To maintain viability, platelet products must be stored within a tight temperature range and with continuous gentle agitation.

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National Blood Donor Month Helps Save Lives

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

In 1970, the month of January was designated National Blood Donor Month. January is one of the most challenging times for blood centers to collect enough blood products to keep up with demand and avoid shortages.

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Survey: Medical-Grade Refrigeration in the Clinical Lab

Posted on Jan 10, 2020 by Ben Greenfield

Using appropriate medical-grade refrigerators and freezers in clinical lab environments is critical to the delivery of patient care. These specialized cold storage units include features that ensure proper performance for storage of sensitive, expensive, and sometimes...

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Blood Bank: The Best of 2019

Posted on Jan 08, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

We have gathered the top blood bank posts from 2019. Topics include the launches of our new Pro Line countertop platelet storage systems and GX Solutions upright refrigerators, as well as the new AABB Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation Program. In these posts you will...

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