Helmer Scientific Blood Bank Refrigerators & Pro Line Platelet Storage Achieve AABB SCoPE Recognition

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

In 2019 AABB launched the Standards-Compliant Product Evaluation (SCoPE) Program for vendors that serve the transfusion medicine community. The program was developed to recognize suppliers that demonstrate compliance with AABB Standards.

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How to Select a Freezer for Convalescent Plasma Storage

Posted on May 22, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma, or CCP, is being transfused as an investigational therapy for patients battling the novel coronavirus. Convalescent plasma plays a critical role in offering hope to these patients. For blood centers and hospitals, the ability to store CCP within...

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AABB Launches Website to Inform Public About Convalescent Plasma

Posted on May 14, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

AABB has launched a website to serve as a resource for the public, clinicians, and blood collection facilities. It provides information on COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP). The new site,, connects individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to...

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Expanded Access Program Providing Convalescent Plasma to COVID-19 Patients

Posted on Apr 28, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is encouraging those who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate plasma. These donations contain antibodies to the virus that may help patients fighting the disease. While there is no approved treatment for COVID-19, convalescent...

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Convalescent Plasma Offers Hope as a Treatment for COVID-19

Posted on Apr 14, 2020 by Colleen Holtkamp

Donated plasma from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 may be able to help those fighting the infection. Plasma from those who have been infected and subsequently recovered contains antibodies to the virus. This type of plasma is now known as COVID-19 Convalescent...

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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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