The Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, formed in 2010, with the purpose of creating a new model for community blood banking. We are committed to delivering innovative blood services solutions to hospitals and their patients through our unique collaboration of nonprofit, independent blood centers. ACTS members achieve the economic benefits associated with large operations without sacrificing the quality of independent community blood banking. Each year, we collect, process, and distributes more than 1.8 million blood products to over 850 healthcare facilities throughout the United States. Our 15-member community includes:

Blood Assurance (Chattanooga, TN)
Bloodworks Northwest (Seattle, WA)
Carter BloodCare (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX)
Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank (Hershey, PA)
Coastal Bend Blood Center (Corpus Christi, TX)
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (Springfield, MO)
Houchin Community Blood Bank (Bakersfield, CA)
LifeShare Blood Center (Shreveport, LA)
MEDIC Regional Blood Center (Knoxville, TN)
Mississippi Blood Services (Jackson, MS)
Our Blood Institute (Oklahoma City, OK)
Shepeard Community Blood Center (Augusta, GA)
South Texas Blood and Tissue (San Antonio, TX)
SunCoast Blood Centers (Sarasota, FL)
The Community Blood Center (Appleton, WI)
We Are Blood (Austin, TX)


  • Blood CollectionsACTS members account for over 1.3 million annual blood collections, approximately 7% of total US collections and approximately 14% of independent blood center collections
  • EmployeesACTS members have an employee base of about 4,000
  • CustomersACTS members provide blood services to more than 750 hospitals and health care facilities

The mission of ACTS is to enable its members in fulfilling their role as independent blood centers in the communities they serve.

ACTS will be a collaborative of self-directed, independent blood centers that model the values of community blood banking and collectively meet challenges of the business environment supported by ACTS initiatives, shared resources and expertise.


  • To promote relationships between member centers and their client hospitals characterized by efficiency, quality, cost containment, consistency of supply, and customer service in all aspects of transfusion and related services.
  • To promote the financial strength, independence and excellence of member centers.
  • To preserve, build upon, and leverage the diversity, agility, versatility and innovation of member centers.
  • To support the local services of member centers while equipping them to flourish in an evolving competitive health care market.