ABC advocates for and advances policies that promote the role of independent blood centers in providing life-saving blood components and recognize the continuous need for a safe and robust blood supply.
Our Core Values
America's Blood Centers exists to:
- Advocate for laws and regulations recognizing the essential role that independent blood centers play in the healthcare system;
- Promote partnerships, policies and programs that increase awareness about the need for blood donation;
- Serve as a thought-leader in the advancement of evidence-based medical and scientific solutions related to health and safety.
Who We Help
Blood donors are essential to the blood supply. America's Blood Centers and our member blood centers rely on donors like you to help save lives.
America's Blood Centers is made up of independent community blood centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our member blood centers are responsible for half the nation's blood supply. We provide staff at these blood centers with a variety of resources and programs, including: education and networking workshops; electronic bulletin boards for center information and best practice sharing (Listserv); scientific, medical, technical, quality, and regulatory expertise; and legislative support.
If you work at one of our member blood centers, please visit the Members website for additional information.
IRS Form 990 and Audit Report
America's Blood Centers member blood organizations play a critical role in our nation's response to disasters. The public has responded time and again by lining up to donate blood, but in a disaster it is the blood on the shelf that saves lives. Routine blood donation is the best way to ensure adequate supplies during a disaster.
"…in a disaster it's the blood on the shelf that saves lives."
Since 2002, America's Blood Centers has been a part of the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Domestic Disasters and Acts of Terrorism. America's Blood Centers works with representatives from various blood services and associations, governmental agencies and commercial entities to plan for and respond to any event that may impact the nation's blood supply, including natural (hurricanes) and man-made disasters (9/11).
Cellular Therapies is a growing field in regenerative medicine that includes cord blood, bone marrow, and hematopoietic stem cells obtained from circulating blood. Each year more than 35,000 children and adults in the United States are diagnosed with diseases for which a marrow, umbilical cord or blood stem cell transplant could be a cure. Several America's Blood Centers members collect and prepare hematopoietic stem cells and cord bloods for transplant.
America's Blood Centers was a founding member of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), an organization that facilitates an average of 200 marrow or blood stem cell transplants each month. America's Blood Centers members actively support the work that's done to help give more than 20,000 patients a second chance at life. Members recruited about one-third of the donors in the NMDP registry.