Blood Community Sends Joint Letter to FDA for Update on HBV Testing Recommendations

June 28, 2022

America’s Blood Centers, the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), and the American Red Cross submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week to “request an update on the current testing recommendations for hepatitis B virus (HBV).” The letter recognizes recent efforts by the agency to…

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America’s Blood Centers Highlights the Need for Diverse Blood Donors Ahead of Juneteenth and World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

June 17, 2022

Less than 20 percent of all blood donations come from communities of color, yet one in three African-American donors are a match for a sickle cell patient Washington, DC – America’s Blood Centers (ABC), the national organization of community-based, independent blood centers that supply 60 percent of the nation’s blood supply, today recognizes the importance…

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America’s Blood Centers Marks World Blood Donor Day, Encourages all Eligible Individuals to Make the Lifesaving Gift of Blood Donation

June 13, 2022

New resources released by ABC provide a snapshot of our nation’s blood supply, help educators teach the importance of becoming lifelong blood donors Washington, DC – Ahead of World Blood Donor Day tomorrow, June 14, America’s Blood Centers (ABC), the national organization of community-based, independent blood centers that supply 60 percent of the nation’s blood…

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America’s Blood Centers and ADRP Release Groundbreaking Education Program to Help Students Develop Leadership Skills and Support our Nation’s Blood Supply

May 24, 2022

Educator-crafted resource is designed to meet Next Generation Science Standards **Click here to download Vein to Vein: The Science of Blood Donation** Washington, DC – America’s Blood Centers (ABC), the national organization of community-based, independent blood centers that supply 60 percent of the nation’s blood supply, and ADRP, the international division of ABC, today released…

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America’s Blood Centers Supports Updated FDA Guidance on vCJD

May 23, 2022

Upholds the safety of our nation’s blood supply while allowing more people to donate at a critical time Washington, DC – America’s Blood Centers, (ABC) the national organization of community-based, independent blood centers that supply 60 percent of the nation’s blood supply, today applauded the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) updated guidance on Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease…

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Learn More About FDA’s Updated Guidance on vCJD

May 23, 2022

America’s Blood Centers (ABC) strongly supports the updated guidance released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today regarding variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). This move will allow more people to safely donate and strengthen our nation’s blood supply at a critical time.   Commonly referred to as Mad Cow Disease, vCJD is a rare disease of…

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America’s Blood Centers and HOSA Future Health Professionals Announce a Multi-year National Partnership

May 19, 2022

America’s Blood Centers, (ABC) the national organization of community-based, independent blood centers that supply 60 percent of the nation’s blood supply, and HOSA Future Health Professionals, a 260,000 member-led organization in 5,000 schools and colleges across 48 states, today announced a multi-year national partnership to encourage blood donation and careers at community blood centers. As…

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Blood Centers Unite to Provide Blood Supplies to Ukraine

April 18, 2022

Washington, DC – Blood Centers of America (BCA), America’s Blood Centers (ABC) and Fresenius Kabi announced today that the three organizations have joined together on a nationwide campaign in the United States to provide needed blood-collection and transfusion supplies to those impacted in Ukraine. Participating BCA and ABC blood centers across the U.S. will host…

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ABC Statement: On the FDA’s Blood Donor Deferral Policy for Men Who Have Sex with Other Men (MSM) & the ADVANCE Study

April 4, 2022

America’s Blood Centers (ABC) reiterated its call for a safe and available blood supply that that treats all potential donors with fairness, equality, and respect in a statement addressing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) blood donation eligibility criteria for gay and bisexual men. ABC supported the FDA policy change in 2020 that reduced…

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ABC Supports Senate Bill Focused on Tax Credits

March 29, 2022

America’s Blood Centers sent a letter to Senator Patricia C. Bates, in support of a recent Senate Bill 1025, which would establish a tax credit process for businesses that sponsor blood drives in California. COVID‐19 has severely impacted traditional means of collecting blood, including at business‐based mobile events, straining our nation’s blood supply. This public…

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