Pelican BioThermal Hosts Fifth Annual Community Blood Drive

Pelican BioThermal Hosts Fifth Annual Community Blood Drive

American Red Cross

Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging solutions, and its parent company Pelican Products, Inc. are teaming up to host blood drives in Minneapolis and Torrance, Calif. during the month of July. The drives honor World Blood Donor Day (June 14) and support a critical need for blood as the American Red Cross experiences a severe nationwide supply shortage.

“Through our work with first responders, defense and military, and the broader life sciences industry, we know just how important it is to have a healthy supply of safe blood products available,” said David Williams, President of Pelican BioThermal. “That’s why we’re encouraging those who can to donate now or in the near future.”

Annual blood drives support the goals of both Pelican BioThermal and Pelican Products through community engagement and giving to those in need. During the fourth annual drives in 2019, 42 members of both organizations and their broader communities came forward and selflessly donated enough blood to save 99 lives.

This year’s Pelican BioThermal blood drive took place Tuesday, July 6, at the company’s Plymouth, Minn. location, and the event at Pelican’s Torrance, Calif. headquarters will take place on July 15. The American Red Cross is especially in need of type O donors, which includes the universal and most common blood types.

Pelican BioThermal’s original Golden Hour™ thermal packaging technology was developed for the U.S. Army Special Forces to transport life-saving blood to far forward combat areas. Nearly 20 years later, the company now provides a full range of single-use and reusable temperature controlled packaging that protects mobile blood supplies for blood banks, hospitals, emergency medical personnel and first responders.

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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 in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 25 countries, with 23 international sales offices and twelve manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit or  

About Pelican BioThermal
Pelican BioThermal LLC offers the widest range of 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 efforts have received recognition including the U.S. Army’s Greatest Inventions, the Made in Minnesota Manufacturing award for supply chain innovators and the Finance & Commerce Progress Minnesota award for business growth. Pelican BioThermal’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 All trademarks are registered and/or unregistered trademarks of Pelican BioThermal LLC, its parent, subsidiaries and/or affiliates.