Alliance for Community Transfusion Services Joins New Alliance to Support the U.S. Blood Supply

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The Alliance for a Strong Blood Supply aims to improve the resilience of the blood supply. The Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS) has joined the Alliance for a Strong Blood Supply – a coalition of organizations committed to ensuring sufficient blood is available for all patients during the pandemic and beyond. AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & … Read More

Devastating tornadoes activate national Blood Emergency Readiness Corps

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Blood Emergency Readiness Corps responds with lifesaving blood products. OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 13, 2021 — On Saturday morning, the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC) activated in response to the devastating tornadoes that struck several midwestern and southern states overnight. Blood products were shipped by partnering blood centers to ensure Blood Assurance in Chattanooga, Tenn. had access to a needed blood … Read More

Michigan shooting activates US emergency blood reserve

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Blood Emergency Readiness Corps responds with lifesaving blood products OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 1, 2021 – The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps has activated, sending extra blood units in response to yesterday’s school shooting in Oxford Township, MI. The blood will be used to assist Versiti – the blood center that serves the area – meet the immediate medical needs for the … Read More

Nation’s first emergency blood reserve doubles in size

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Blood Emergency Readiness Corps grows to 19 blood centers serving 18 states Formed just eight weeks ago, the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC) has more than doubled its size to include participation from 19 community blood centers which operate in 18 states across the U.S. BERC, which launched in early September with just seven founding members, is a group of … Read More

Memphis shootings activate US emergency blood reserve

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Blood Emergency Readiness Corps responds to call just two weeks after launch OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ –The mass shootings at a grocery store in Memphis, TN produced an urgent need for extra pints of blood to care for the 12 surviving victims who were rushed to hospitals after the assault. Answering a call from Vitalant, a blood supplier … Read More

Collierville shooting activated emergency blood supply

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Blood Emergency Readiness Corps responded to first call after their launch. COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — The mass shooting at the Kroger in Collierville sparked an urgent need for extra pints of blood to care for the 12 surviving victims who were rushed to hospitals after the assault. Answering a call from Vitalant, a blood supplier serving the local area, the Blood … Read More

Bloodworks Northwest in Seattle, Washington joins ACTS

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September 24, 2021 – Bloodworks Northwest in Seattle, Washington joins the Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS) – a strategic and operational alliance of independent blood centers committed to improving efficiency, operations, and opportunities to best serve donors and patients. Bloodworks Northwest, based in Seattle, WA is the 14th independent blood center to join the ACTS. The Alliance was formed … Read More

Blood centers launch nation’s first emergency blood reserve

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Partnership of seven community blood centers launches today OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Facing an increasingly unsteady blood supply, a group of community blood centers have founded a first-in-the-nation partnership to prepare their areas for emergency situations where blood needs are high. The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC) is composed of seven blood centers from five states that have committed to … Read More

MEDIC Regional Blood Center in Knoxville, Tennessee joins ACTS

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May 28, 2021 – MEDIC Regional Blood Center in Knoxville, Tennessee joins the Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS) – a collaborative of independent blood centers committed to improving efficiency, operations, and opportunities to best serve donors and patients. MEDIC Regional Blood Center in Knoxville, TN has joined twelve other independent blood centers in the Alliance for Community Transfusion Services … Read More

GOVERNOR STITT DONATES CONVALESCENT PLASMA, ISSUES CALL TO OKLAHOMANS WHO’VE RECOVERED FROM COVID-19

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OKLAHOMA CITY (August 11, 2020) – Governor Kevin Stitt is issuing a call to Oklahomans who have recovered from COVID-19 to join him in donating convalescent plasma to help more patients recover. Gov. Stitt recently made a plasma donation at the Oklahoma Blood Institute donor center in Enid. “One donation can provide lifesaving plasma for up to four people,” said Gov. … Read More