Protecting Platelets During Supply and Demand Challenges

Posted on Oct 14, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Platelets have a limited shelf life, which means inventory management has been a long-standing challenge. More recent developments are exacerbating the situation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for platelets has remained relatively constant or, in some cases,...

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Helmer Scientific to Exhibit at AABB Virtual Annual Meeting 2021

Posted on Sep 28, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The AABB Annual Meeting brings together the latest research and resources for the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. This year’s meeting will take place as a virtual event, providing a platform for high quality learning and collaboration even during the ongoing...

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Video: Blood Banks Can Save Energy and Reduce Cost with GX Solutions

Posted on Sep 14, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Blood products are a precious resource, and blood banks face ongoing challenges trying to ensure that inventory levels are adequate to keep pace with demand. Optimal temperature management is critical for maintaining quality and safeguarding these life-saving products.

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Video Series: See How the i.C3® Information Center Supports Blood Bank Compliance

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The i.C3® Information Center is a touchscreen user interface integrated into i.Series® blood bank refrigerators, plasma freezers, and Pro Line platelet incubators. It offers integrated control and monitoring for blood storage devices, along with temperature data, intelligent...

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Where It Makes Sense to Use Test Tube Methods for Pre-Transfusion Testing

Posted on Aug 24, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Over time, automation has increasingly been adopted in blood banks, providing alternatives to traditional test tube methods for pre-transfusion testing. The available technologies for this type of testing each have their own advantages and limitations. Therefore, it is...

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Helmer eStore Offers Easy Ordering for Parts, Disposables, Accessories

Posted on Aug 19, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Clinical laboratories, blood banks, and pharmacies using products from Helmer Scientific have a convenient option for ordering the items needed to support or customize their equipment. Many parts, accessories, and disposables can be ordered directly from our online store.

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Safeguarding Platelets with Pro Line Platelet Storage

Posted on Aug 10, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

Platelet products have a short shelf life and cannot be stockpiled. Even at the best of times, maintaining an adequate supply of platelets can be challenging. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult to ensure that platelet inventories are sufficient to meet patient...

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Helmer Scientific Plasma Freezers Recognized by AABB Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation (SCoPE) Program

Posted on Aug 05, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

We’re pleased to announce that GX Solutions upright and undercounter plasma freezers have achieved Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation (SCoPE) Program approval. AABB launched the SCoPE program in 2019 for vendors that serve the transfusion medicine community.

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Donations Urgently Needed as Blood Supply Drops to Unprecedented Levels

Posted on Jul 13, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

A critical national blood shortage has prompted urgent calls for donations from blood centers across the country. According to the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism, the blood supply in the United States has dropped to “red”...

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UltraCW® II Cell Washer Demonstration Video Series

Posted on Jul 01, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

The UltraCW® II Automatic Cell Washer saves time and effort by automating the manual steps associated with pre-transfusion tube testing. The UltraCW® II is designed to provide precise, consistent, and reproducible cell washing results. It features an intuitive touchscreen...

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