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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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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ADRP has been awarded a grant from Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

January 11, 2021

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is supporting ADRP with a $50,000 grant to allow the organization to produce educational videos aimed at encouraging eligible people to donate blood. The educational videos will cover many topics, including rare donors, first time/young donors, blood basics, platelet donations, convalescent plasma and more. ADRP and America’s Blood Centers will promote the videos online…

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Donors Needed as Hospital Demand for Convalescent Plasma Exceeds Donations

December 10, 2020

AABB, America’s Blood Centers, and the American Red Cross are joining together to urge individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 to make and keep an appointment to donate plasma now. The country’s supply of COVID-19 convalescent plasma is depleting amid surging COVID-19 cases across the U.S. With convalescent plasma demand outpacing donations from individuals recovered…

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America’s Blood Centers Partners with BARDA to Expand Collection of Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Patients

April 27, 2020

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2020 — America’s Blood Centers and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are announcing a partnership to further promote collections of COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) from individuals who have recovered from…

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Community Blood Centers Mobilize to Assist COVID-19 Patients

April 6, 2020

Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2020) – America’s Blood Centers and its members are working closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to collect and distribute convalescent plasma from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19. “Community blood centers are at the forefront of delivering convalescent plasma to patients in critical need. This promising investigational…

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

March 12, 2020

 (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 the coronavirus is keeping people from wanting to donate…

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Coronavirus Fears Put Nation’s Blood Supply at Risk

March 10, 2020

(Washington, DC – March 10, 2020) Concerns over the coronavirus are negatively impacting the nation’s blood supply and it has blood centers around the country appealing to the public that now is the time to donate. “We are facing a national blood supply issue. As coronavirus fears intensify, blood centers around the country are experiencing…

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AMERICANS URGED TO DONATE BLOOD TO MAINTAIN ADEQUACY OF BLOOD SUPPLY AMID CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

March 5, 2020

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. Read complete press release.

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ABC Urges FDA to Continue to Evaluate Impact of New Final Guidance on Platelet Availability

October 3, 2019

America’s Blood Centers (ABC) encourages the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue to assess the impact of the Final Guidance issued on Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance the Safety and Availability of Platelets for Transfusion Guidance for Industry. While the Final Guidance took an important step…

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