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24 MAY, 2011 - Group Services for America's Blood Centers Honors CaridianBCT

First Time Annual Award Granted to Industry Partner 


LAKEWOOD, Colo.—May 24, 2011CaridianBCT, a leading global provider of technology, products and services in the blood banking, transfusion medicine and cell therapy industries, has been recognized by Group Services for America’s Blood Centers (GSABC) for excellence in customer care and value-added partnership efforts with blood centers.

GSABC bestowed CaridianBCT with this most prestigious President’s Award as a result of CaridianBCT’s steadfast commitment and collaboration with its customers. Historically given only to a blood center, this award recognized that CaridianBCT goes beyond the standard relationship in an effort to partner with blood centers and deliver the services and support needed to make them more efficient and productive.  

“CaridianBCT has made outstanding contributions to the field of blood banking,” said Jerome Haarmann, President of GSABC. “We are pleased to give CaridianBCT our first President’s Award for being the best example of a partnership in the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). From the beginning of our relationship, CaridianBCT has supported important initiatives and programs that add value to members, such as The Journal of Blood Services Management, Plasma Summits and the Partners Advisory Group.”

“We are honored to be recognized by GSABC for our dedication to our customers,” said David Perez, President and CEO of CaridianBCT. “This special award recognizes our commitment to continuously improve the level of excellence our customers expect and deserve as they serve patients around the world in need of the lifesaving gift of blood.”

About CaridianBCT:

CaridianBCT is the leading global provider of innovative technologies and services specializing in automated blood collections, therapeutic apheresis and cell therapy systems, whole blood processes and pathogen reduction technologies. The company serves patients through its commitment “For Better Blood and Better Lives” by developing and commercializing products that serve global customers in the blood banking, therapeutic apheresis and transfusion medicine industries. For more information, visit




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