Grand opening held Tuesday for new LifeShare Blood Center

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A blood donation center is hosting a grand opening for a new facility in Baton Rouge. LifeShare’s new donor center, located at 5745 Essen Lane, held its grand opening on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The new center provides donors and staff with more than 5,000 square feet of space. Not only is the space larger, but … Read More

“Thank the Donor” program allows Coastal Bend patients to thank the person who donated blood to save their life

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If you’ve ever donated blood, you might have wondered who it went to and if it helped. Now there’s a new program in the Coastal Bend that can connect you with the person who received your blood, or who’s blood you received. Getting to save someone’s life can feel incredible. However, most recipients of blood or … Read More

The gift that keeps on giving: Oklahoma Blood Institute breaks ground on new facility

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The Ardmore location of the Oklahoma Blood Institute is going places — literally. And Wednesday afternoon a group of executives and community leaders met to break ground for their new donor facility. The new building, designed by local firm SDG Architects, will be located at 2235 Merrick Drive. Construction is expected to be complete by May of next year. Dr. … Read More

CBC Expands to Chicago with Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Network Partnership

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The Community Blood Center (CBC), a non-profit organization supplying life-saving blood and platelets to hospitals in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (U.P.), announced today a partnership with Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network located in Chicago. Gift of Hope has acquired a new community training center, located on the South Side of Chicago. As part of … Read More

The Community Blood Center in Appleton, Wisconsin joins ACTS

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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 … Read More

Bio Sharing: Working Together, Finding Cures

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From ACTS member center Oklahoma Blood Institute: OBI is starting a blog to describe the work we are doing in the cell therapy space. We will be outlining the products and services we can offer, as well as profile scientists and companies who’s research and drug development have benefited from this work. This is the first installment of the blog, … Read More