Giving = Living: Donations Needed During National Blood Donor Month

Posted on Jan 10, 2023 by Colleen Holtkamp

Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs blood for surgeries, cancer treatments, childbirth, anemia, serious injuries, blood disorders, and more. Giving blood is crucial to saving lives and making sure blood is available for patients when it’s needed.

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Best of 2022: Blood Bank & Clinical Lab

Posted on Dec 20, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

As we approach the end of 2022, the Helmer Scientific team looked back at our blogs from the past year and compiled a list of the top blood bank and clinical lab posts.

Popular topics included the importance of reliable temperature-controlled storage, how climate change impacts...

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2- to 3-Day Blood Supply Has Become the New Normal

Posted on Nov 15, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

For more than two years, the blood bank community has faced unprecedented challenges to the blood supply. Maintaining an adequate blood supply is not easy even during the best of times. Then COVID-19 disrupted collections throughout the pandemic, and staffing difficulties have...

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Pass-Thru Refrigerators Support Efficient Lab and Blood Bank Workflows

Posted on Nov 01, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer Scientific recently announced the launch of our GX Solutions Pass-Thru Refrigerators. Our next generation pass-thru models join the GX Solutions family of environmentally conscious, sustainability focused medical-grade cold storage.

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4 Important Considerations for Selecting Plasma Freezers

Posted on Oct 18, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Plasma is the liquid component of the blood that transports blood cells throughout the body along with other vital substances, such as clotting proteins. Plasma is used to treat patients for a variety of medical reasons, including severe blood loss, liver disease, or cardiac...

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on Sep 20, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

Blood Cancer Awareness Month occurs every year in September, helping raise awareness and improve understanding of blood cancers. It is also a time to honor patients who are currently battling blood cancer and those who are in remission.

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Helmer Scientific Continues Expansion of GX Solutions; Adds Pass-thru Refrigerator

Posted on Sep 13, 2022 by Ben Greenfield

Helmer Scientific announces the launch of GX Solutions Pharmacy and Blood Bank Pass-Thru Refrigerators for clean rooms, pharmaceuticals, cancer therapies, blood therapies, research applications, and sample storage. Powered by OptiCool™ technology, GX Solutions are the first...

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When Blood Products Are Scarce, It’s Essential to Protect Them

Posted on Aug 30, 2022 by Colleen Holtkamp

During the summer months, blood centers typically have lower inventories of blood products. Regular donors tend to be busy with vacations and summer activities. At the same time, the demand for blood is high when more people are active and the risk for accidents and trauma...

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Giving Blood, Saving Lives

Posted on Aug 09, 2022 by Donna Holpuch

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.

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Helmer Scientific Addresses Cold Storage Challenges in Clinical Lab

Posted on Aug 04, 2022 by Donna Holpuch

Last week, Helmer Scientific joined more than 18,000 clinical laboratory professionals at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago. The meeting offered valuable opportunities to learn from expert speakers, attend educational sessions, network, and...

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