Bringing awareness to the critical role of donation in maintaining blood supplies
(MINNEAPOLIS – June 7, 2017) – Pelican BioThermal joins parent company Pelican Products, Inc. to recognize the importance of blood donation through a multi-day blood drive taking place next week at locations across the United States. The multi-day event kicks-off on June 14, World Health Organization’s World Blood Donor Day, at Pelican Products locations in Torrance, Calif. and South Deerfield, Mass. followed by an event at Pelican BioThermal in Plymouth, Minn. on June 16.
Last year’s multi-day drive resulted in an estimated collection of nearly 60 pints of blood, enough to save as many as 17 lives. Based on current employee pledges, the company expects to double the number of donations during this year’s blood drive.
The annual blood drive supports the mission of the customer base for both Pelican BioThermal and Pelican Products—which includes the most demanding markets, such as fire safety, law enforcement, defense and military and the life sciences industry—while also serving the needs of the community.
“Developing products used to keep blood at a stable temperature is a key part of our business,” explained Pelican BioThermal president, David Williams. “We understand the critical role that blood donation plays in maintaining blood supplies for lifesaving procedures and appreciate the chance to bring additional awareness again this year.”
Pelican BioThermal’s innovative thermal packaging technology was originally developed for US Army Special Forces transporting blood units into the field. Today, Pelican BioThermal provides a full range of single-use and reusable temperature controlled packaging options that ensure the integrity of mobile blood supplies and inventories for blood banks, hospitals, EMT personnel and first responders alike.
Details for the blood drive are included below.
Where: Pelican BioThermal, 3020 Niagara Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55447 (open to the public)
When: Friday, June 16, 2017
Where: Pelican Products, 23215 Early Ave., Torrance, CA 90505
When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Where: Pelican Products, 147 N. Main St., South Deerfield, MA 01373
When: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Pelican BioThermal is a division of Pelican Products, Inc., which is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.
About Pelican Products
Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 21 countries, with 22 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit pelican.com or behrmancap.com.
About Pelican BioThermal
Pelican BioThermal LLC offers the widest range of temperature controlled, thermally-protected packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. The company’s products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Pelican BioThermal is dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfill the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. The company’s customers benefit from its extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. The company also offers a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature controlled packaging asset management. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli BioThermal Limited. For more information, visit pelicanbiothermal.com.
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