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C02 Supply Crisis Hits Europe -- Limiting Availability of Dry Ice in Logistics Blog

A raw gas sourcing issue in Northern and Continental Europe is affecting the availability of dry ice, commonly used to maintain the temperature of life science specimens and products. All major suppliers of liquid CO have been impacted by the raw gas sourcing issues, which is expected to last throughout June. Read more...

Complexity and Time Sensitivity of Transporting Living Organ Donations in Logistics Blog

In 2012, a Good Samaritan kidney donation by a California man began a kidney chain, resulting in 30 donors giving their organs to 30 strangers on behalf of their loved ones. Read more...

April is a National Donate Life Month in Logistics Blog

Today 119,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States alone. Every 10 minutes another person is added to the waiting list; 22 people die each day waiting for an organ. Read more...

April is a National Donate Life Month in Logistics Blog

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, NDLM features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. Read more...

60 Lives, 30 Kidneys, All Linked - Quick Provides Transportation Logistics for The Largest Kidney Swap in the World in Logistics Blog

National Kidney Registry (NKR) and Quick International Courier orchestrated the world's largest kidney swap from living donors all across the U.S., coordinating over four months among 17 hospitals in 11 states. Quick has been a crucial link in the kidney exchange, providing transportation logistics.  Read more...