Blood Centers

Talon Becomes Supply Partner for Blood Centers of America (BCA)

The largest network of independent community-based blood centers in America has chosen Talon to be their preferred Secure Apheresis Machine (SAM) and storage cart provider, because our products have been shown to enable improved operational effectiveness.

In a recent case study, our offering helped Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center (GCRBC) reduce their set-up and tear-down time per blood drive by 74 minutes and enabled the transition to more economical vehicles.

“The Talon Secure Apheresis Machine (SAM) Carts have been critical to streamlining our mobile operations,” says Michelle Walker, Sr. Manager of GCRBC.

Successful implementation paired with a rich history of promoting Lean initiatives helped Talon become a preferred vendor for Blood Centers of America (BCA). 

As a contracted supplier, blood centers who belong to the BCA network around the nation can take advantage of lessons learned from other member organizations who’ve benefitted from using a Talon blood center solution.

Members can take advantage of our offering right away rather than investing time into researching products, negotiating pricing, and building their own relationships.

Every BCA member can now receive special product and warranty pricing packages, and gain a dedicated engineering, manufacturing and ongoing maintenance solutions provider focused on enhancing mobile collection workflow.

Helping Over 50 Blood Centers in America

BCA is composed of over 50 independent non-profit blood centers. These organizations play a critical role in collecting and distributing nearly 40% of the nation’s blood supply for treatment and research purposes.

With a variety of physical and mobile facilities ranging from 100 to 700 employees, the need for an efficient operational workflow is paramount.

Talon has been given the opportunity to promote our blood center solutions including carts that ensure safe transport of medical supplies, machines, and equipment in a Blood Center environment.

The SAM MedCart Solution

The Talon SAM MedCart™ boasts a small footprint and an ‘all-in-one’ design carefully engineered to enable Lean initiatives for blood centers.

Our product offers a variety of benefits including:

  • Reduced travel expenses and overhead with a smaller footprint suitable for vans, box trucks, or cargo trailers
  • Improved workflow at donation sites
  • Reduced manual labor and risk of injury
  • Improved protection of costly equipment throughout transport and operation

Want to Learn More?

The SAM MedCart™ and the Talon Storage Cart are engineered, manufactured, and assembled in the United States of America in accordance with ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 Certified processes, and are built to withstand daily use in real environments.

Contact a National Accounts Manager to discuss how our solutions can enhance your particular operational workflow.

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