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

LifeShare Blood Center has received FDA Licensure approval for Apheresis Platelets stored in InterSol Platelet Additive Solution (PAS)

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LifeShare Blood Center has received FDA Licensure approval for Apheresis Platelets stored in InterSol Platelet Additive Solution (PAS). This approval expands LifeShare’s ability to distribute apheresis platelets containing PAS outside the state of Louisiana. InterSol solution is designed to replace a proportion of the plasma used in the storage of leukoreduced apheresis platelets under standard blood banking conditions. Studies have … Read More

The Community Blood Center and HSHS Wisconsin Announce Sole Provider Partnership for Blood and Blood Components

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The Community Blood Center and HSHS Wisconsin Announce Sole Provider Partnership for Blood and Blood Components CBC to provide all blood products to the six HSHS hospitals in Wisconsin Appleton, Wis. (June 29, 2020) – The Community Blood Center (CBC) and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) Wisconsin jointly announce a new partnership, where CBC will provide all blood and blood … Read More

“We Need People to Start Turning Out in Force to Give Blood”

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FDA Urging People to Donate Blood as Coronavirus Fears Intensify By America’s Blood Centers  (Washington, DC – March 12, 2020) – “We need people to start turning out in force to give blood.” That urgent call-to-action coming from Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, as fear about … Read More

Americans Urged to Donate Blood to Maintain Continued Adequacy of Blood Supply as Coronavirus Outbreak Continues

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Bethesda, Md. – As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the United States, the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism is urging individuals to make and keep donation appointments and organized blood drives to ensure the continued adequacy of the blood supply. It is imperative that healthy individuals donate to minimize disruptions to the … Read More