Houchin Community Blood Bank in Bakersfield, California joins ACTS


Houchin Community Blood Bank in Bakersfield, CA 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 thrilled with the addition of Houchin Community Blood Bank to the ACTS Alliance,” said
Nelson Hellwig, Chief Executive Officer of ACTS. “With a history of great community support, and
now under Dr. Brad Bryan’s leadership, the organization has become strong, successful, and fully
committed to their hospital partners. We look forward to working with Houchin as we continue
to help our blood centers become stronger and more successful in the communities they serve.”

“I am very excited that Houchin Community Blood Bank is now a member of the ACTS Alliance,”
said Dr. Bryan. “As a member of ACTS, we now have the product volume and purchasing
advantages of a large blood center, while still keeping the strong community focus that our local
donors have always appreciated.”

About Houchin Community Blood Bank
Houchin Community Blood Bank first opened its doors in Bakersfield, California in April 1952.
Since that time, Houchin Community Blood Bank has been the sole supplier of life saving blood to
residents of Kern County and beyond.