The Community Blood Center in Appleton, Wisconsin joins ACTS


The Community Blood Center in Appleton, Wisconsin joins the Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS) – a group of independent blood centers committed to improving efficiency, operations, and opportunities to best serve donors and patients.

The Community Blood Center in Appleton, WI has joined eleven other independent blood centers in the Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS). ACTS was formed in 2010, to strengthen relationships between community blood programs and their local hospitals.

“We’re excited to have The Community Blood Center join our Alliance”, said Nelson Hellwig, Chief Executive Officer of ACTS. “Their leadership and history of quality, innovation, success and commitment to the communities they serve make their addition a great fit.”

“For over sixty-three years, The Community Blood Center has been a trusted healthcare partner, committed to fulfilling the lifesaving role it plays in patient care”, said John Hagins, President & CEO of The Community Blood Center. “ACTS is a collaborative and innovative group of independent blood centers, focused on enabling blood centers, such as ours, to achieve their mission in the communities they serve. Joining ACTS is a natural extension of the work we’ve been committed to since 1955 and will help to strengthen our organization and hospital and patient relationships for years to come.”

About The Community Blood Center

The Community Blood Center was established in 1955 and continues today as an independent non-profit organization providing a safe and reliable blood supply to hospitals in Northeast Wisconsin, the Northwoods and upper Michigan. CBC has donor centers in Appleton, Oshkosh, Little Chute and Woodruff, and hosts over 100 blood drives every month. For more information on donating blood or hosting a blood drive, please visit or call
(800) 280-4102.

About the Alliance for Community Transfusion Services

The Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS) is an alliance of independent blood centers that annually collect, process, and distribute more than 1.5 million blood products to over 750 healthcare facilities throughout the United States. Other ACTS members include Carter BloodCare (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX), Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank (Hummelstown, PA), Coastal Bend Blood Center (Corpus Christi, TX), Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (Springfield, MO), LifeShare Blood Center (Shreveport, LA), Oklahoma Blood Institute (Oklahoma City, OK), Shepeard Community Blood Center (Augusta, GA), South Texas Blood and Tissue Center (San Antonio, TX), SunCoast Blood Bank (Sarasota, FL), The Blood Center (New Orleans, LA), and We Are Blood (Austin, TX).

ACTS members collectively meet challenges of the business environment through shared resources, initiatives, and expertise. Through this collaboration, ACTS members enjoy the economic benefits typically associated with large centralized operations, but without sacrificing the qualitative benefits of independent, community blood banking.

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The Community Blood Center Media Contact:
Tyler Sjostrom, PR & Community Engagement Specialist
(920) 560-6650
[email protected]

ACTS Media Contact:
Nelson Hellwig, MBA
(504) 575-2139
[email protected]