SOURCE: Typenex Medical

Typenex Medical

September 23, 2009 07:08 ET

Typenex® Announces the 2009 Transfusion Safety Champions Contest

Typenex® Asks the Blood Banking Community What Transfusion Safety Means to Them; Video, Essay and Artwork Submissions Welcome

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - Typenex® Medical, L.L.C., a leader in blood recipient verification products, invites the blood banking community to participate in the 2009 Transfusion Safety Champions Contest to showcase blood bankers, phlebotomists and nurses' answers to the question, "What does transfusion safety mean to you?"

The contest, running from now through October 21, 2009, asks the blood banking community to submit original videos, essays or artwork that revolve around a facility and its unique culture of safety, in order to really communicate the different facets of transfusion safety all over America.

"This contest is designed to not only be a fun, easy way to communicate with blood banking peers across America, but also serve as a way to gain insight into best practices that can be applied in another facility," says Jessica Holmes, Global Marketing Manager at Typenex Medical. "Typenex is very passionate about enabling transfusion safety for its customers through its product lines and this is a chance for the entire [blood bank] community to share that passion and their creativity with us and their peers."

The 2009 Transfusion Safety Champions Contest gives blood bankers and their facilities the opportunity to share transfusion process feedback in the form of videos, essays, and artwork telling Typenex and the blood banking community at large what transfusion safety means to them. Participants are encouraged to be passionate, creative and informative. Contest will run from now until October 21, 2009 and two winners will be chosen based on creativity and quality of message conveyed. Prizes will be awarded, up to $500 for the winner's facility to continue to enable their culture of safety.

Official rules and submission guidelines are available at

About Typenex Medical

The mission of Typenex Medical is to enable safer transfusion practices within the hospital blood bank community worldwide by developing customer-centric product designs and comprehensive resources for blood bankers. Typenex provides blood recipient verification bands, such as the Original Blood Band and the Next Generation Barcode Band, designed to accommodate various transfusion protocols. Also included in the Typenex portfolio is the TypeSafe™ Segment Sampling Device to improve safety in the laboratory environment.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Jessica M. Holmes
    Marketing Manager
    Phone: (312) 297-7096
    Email: Email Contact