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Celebrating Blood Bankers

From Barry Bruno, Worldwide Marketing Director, Transfusion Medicine, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Every two seconds, someone needs blood.  And while you’re probably familiar with how blood gets donated -- and you may even know something about how blood gets transfused -- you probably don’t know a lot about the people behind the scenes: the blood bankers who safeguard each unit of blood that one person gives to another. order generic levitra soft tabs 20mg vardenafil Without Prescription These unseen caretakers are responsible for ensuring that a unit of blood is screened, typed, matched and safely transported along the chain that connects the generosity of a blood donor to the need of a patient.  Every two seconds, that chain forms, and every two seconds, someone is counting on the work of a blood banker.

For more than 70 years, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (OCD) has been serving blood bankers with products and services that help make transfusion medicine safer and more efficient.  We helped pioneer the science of blood screening in the 1940s and today, our products touch nearly 40% of the transfusions in the United States.

Since joining the team last year, I’ve had the opportunity to hear first-hand from hundreds of blood bankers around the world about what it’s like in the laboratory every day – where technology has made many routine tasks faster and easier, buy generic levitra super force Vardenafil 20mg Dapoxetine 60mg but the demand for blood continues to rise and the pace of processing blood continues to accelerate.  But no matter the challenges, what comes through loud and clear is the deep passion that our customers have for safeguarding the life that each unit of blood represents.

To celebrate the work that the transfusion medicine community does every day, we created a campaign called “Bloodlines” Get guaranteed erection with silagra 100mg Sildenafil Citrate no Prescription to capture the unique and personal connection that is forged when one person’s blood is given to another and to connect the scientific and workplace demands of blood banking to the human being who receives a transfusion.  You can view a video of the campaign on our YouTube channel: And it’s important to recognize that helping ensure the safety of transfusions with OCD’s products is just one way that Johnson & Johnson helps people who need blood.  In addition to providing products and services to blood banks, Suhagra best medication for erectile dysfunction treatment 100 mg Sildenafil Citrate the company also supports one of the largest and most successful volunteer blood donation programs in the United States.  It has been in existence for decades and last year alone, the volunteer blood drives we hosted collected more than 62,000 units of blood to help blood banks help people in the community.

I hope you’ll join me in thanking both the donors and blood bankers who are committed to making sure that safe, compatible blood is available – every two seconds.