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

Posted on Sep 14, 2021 by Colleen Holtkamp

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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.

Blood bank refrigerators that use conventional cooling technology have been used by hospitals and blood centers for many years. These systems provide an appropriate temperature-controlled environment for blood products, but they tend to consume more energy than newer approaches.

Technological advances now make it possible to achieve the optimal temperature management that is essential for blood products, while at the same time substantially reducing energy use. Helmer Scientific offers GX Solutions professional medical-grade refrigerators that utilize OptiCool™ Technology. GX Solutions blood bank refrigerators are available in a range of sizes, including upright single- and double-door models, as well as undercounter models.

Designed for critical healthcare applications such as blood storage, GX Solutions provide optimized temperature management, including excellent uniformity, recovery, and stability. They also offer lower noise levels than conventional blood storage units. Quieter operation means fewer distractions and a more comfortable working environment for blood bank staff.

GX Solutions refrigerators also reduce energy consumption. They are ENERGY STAR® certified and are 50-65 percent more efficient than conventional blood bank refrigerators. This can help facilities reduce their utility bills, lowering the total cost of ownership. They eject less heat as well, limiting impact on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. In addition, they utilize natural refrigerants that have no impact on ozone depletion and extremely low global warming potential (GWP).

Our video “GX Solutions and Energy Savings” provides an overview of the cooling technology that makes these results possible. It also provides information on the reduction in energy use that can be achieved by switching from conventional blood bank refrigerators to GX Solutions. In addition, the video illustrates the impact of energy efficiency on cost of ownership and how blood banks can save money while at the same time supporting facility sustainability initiatives.

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Colleen Holtkamp

Written by Colleen Holtkamp

Helmer designs, manufactures, and markets specialized medical and laboratory equipment to customers in more than 125 countries. With an extensive background in Helmer products, Colleen’s focus is on the Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank segments.

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