Advances in Immunohematology – Helping Patients with Rare Blood Types

Posted on Mar 12, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp


Immunohematology is the study of red blood cell antigens and antibodies associated with blood transfusions. It focuses on finding compatible blood components as well as identifying causes of...

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3 Interesting Ways to Increase Blood Donation

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp


Maintaining an adequate blood supply is critical to ensuring that all patients can receive life-saving treatment when needed. But there are constant challenges as blood suppliers endeavor to...

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GX Solutions: Why You Need Professional, Medical-grade Cold Storage

Posted on Feb 20, 2019 by Donna Holpuch

Proper cold storage of medications, vaccines, blood products and patient samples is critical in the healthcare environment, and often can be the difference between viable, effective products and...

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Helmer Scientific’s New GX Undercounter Refrigerator is Helping Reduce Hospital Noise Levels Thanks to OptiCool™ Technology

Posted on Feb 15, 2019 by Miranda Allen

Hospital noise levels have been known to negatively affect the health and healing of patients. Noise levels are also ranked as one of the most common patient complaints. There are many ways that...

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GX Solutions: Undercounter Refrigerators for Point-of-Use Blood Storage

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Remote storage of blood products at the point-of-use can be an efficient means of providing life-saving therapy when and where it is needed. For example, a hospital might store uncrossmatched Type...

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Military Blood Practices Contribute to the Civilian Sector

Posted on Feb 06, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Photo courtesy of, the official website of the Military Health System

Research into blood transfusion began back in the 17th century, with experimentation continuing into the 19th...

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As National Blood Donor Month Comes to a Close, Donations are Still Needed

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

National Blood Donor Month has taken place during the month of January since 1970. During this time, the generosity of volunteer donors is celebrated, and efforts are made to raise awareness of...

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How Much Energy Can Be Saved by Switching to GX Solutions?

Posted on Jan 25, 2019 by Colleen Holtkamp

Conventional cooling technology has been used in medical-grade refrigeration for many years. However, technological advances have been developed that now make it possible to minimize energy usage...

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Helmer Scientific Launches the First Professional Medical-grade Refrigerators

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 by Donna Holpuch

 Helmer Scientific, a leading supplier of cold storage and processing equipment, has announced the release of GX Solutions, professional medical-grade refrigerators with OptiCool™ cooling systems.

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Medical-Grade Refrigeration Adoption Continues in the Lab

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by Ben Greenfield

Medical-grade refrigerators and freezers are used across clinical applications in acute and non-acute healthcare environments. These specialized cold storage units include special features to...

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