Leader in temperature controlled packaging aims to bring continued awareness to the need for blood in an emergency.
(MINNEAPOLIS – June 7, 2018) – 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 multiple locations and partner donation sites across the United States and Canada.
The multi-day event, which will take place throughout week of World Health Organization's World Blood Donor Day, kicks off June 11. With a total of five Pelican Products and Pelican BioThermal locations participating, the company hopes to build momentum from last year's events which resulted in an estimated collection of nearly 75 pints of blood from three locations — enough to save as many as 225 lives.
The annual blood drive supports the mission of the customer base for both Pelican BioThermal and Pelican Products — which include 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.
"Our thermal packaging technology was originally developed for U.S. Army Special Forces transporting blood units into the field," explained Pelican BioThermal president, David Williams. "We understand the importance of having blood accessible in life or death situations isn't limited to combat scenarios, but extends to other lifesaving procedures as well. We're proud to help bring awareness to the need for blood donation again this year."
Fifteen years after the introduction of the company's award-winning flagship product, the Original Golden Hour™ container, Pelican BioThermal now provides a full range of single-use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging options for civilian and military use. These products ensure the integrity of mobile blood supplies and inventories for blood banks, hospitals, EMT personnel and first responders alike.
The Pelican BioThermal blood drive event will take place Thursday, June 14 at Pelican BioThermal Headquarters, 3020 Niagara Lane N., Plymouth, MN. The event is open to the public.
Other participating locations in blood drive include:
- Pelican Products Headquarters in Torrance, CA
- Pelican Products Case Center in Ontario, CA
- Pelican Products in South Deerfield, MA
- Pelican Products ULC in Edmonton, Alberta
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 thermally protected, temperature controlled 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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