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 Statement on COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

January 10, 2022

America’s Blood Centers (ABC) and its network of not-for-profit community blood centers remain committed to supporting the nation’s COVID-19 pandemic response. In light of clinical trials showing positive efficacy of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) when administered early in the course of treatment, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently updated the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)…

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Joint Statement: Blood Donors Urgently Needed During National Blood Donor Month and Throughout the Winter

January 10, 2022

AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross are joining together during National Blood Donor Month, to urge eligible, healthy individuals to contact their local blood center and make an appointment to donate blood today. We also ask local businesses to encourage their employees, including those working remotely, to find their local blood donation…

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Joint Statement: Blood Donors Needed this Holiday Season

December 13, 2021

AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross are joining together to urge eligible, healthy individuals to contact their local blood center and make an appointment to donate blood today. We also ask local businesses to encourage their employees, including those working remotely, to find their local center and schedule an appointment to donate…

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Joint Statement: Blood Donors Urgently Needed This Fall as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

September 29, 2021

AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross are joining together to urge eligible, healthy individuals to contact their local blood center and make an appointment to donate blood. Doing so is essential to maintaining the stability of the nation’s blood supply, which ensures life-saving medical treatments are available for patients.  The blood supply…

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Joint Statement: Nation Urged to Give Blood for Hospital Patients this June

June 11, 2021

The following statement has been issued by AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross regarding the status of the nation’s blood supply: Blood donations are critically needed now and throughout the summer to ensure availability of all blood types for patients in need. While summer can often be a challenging season for blood…

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Joint Statement: Blood Donation Concerns Rise as Country Enters New Phase of the Pandemic

April 16, 2021

As the country adjusts to a new phase of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, prioritizing the availability of the U.S. blood supply is paramount. Blood is an essential part of the nation’s health care system and relied upon for medical treatments for millions of patients. No substitute for blood exists and blood products have a limited…

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Joint Statement on the Widespread Snow and Ice Disrupting Nation’s Blood Supply

February 18, 2021

Severe winter storms bringing debilitating snow, ice and cold to much of the United States are causing widespread concern for the nation’s blood supply. Many blood centers have had to close their doors for multiple days due to power outages or weather conditions, resulting in a loss of more than 25,000 donations in February alone.…

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Blood Community Encourages Individuals to Donate Blood, Convalescent Plasma During National Blood Donor Month and Beyond

January 14, 2021

America’s Blood Centers, AABB, and the American Red Cross issued a joint statement for National Blood Donor Month thanking those individuals who selflessly donate blood, platelets, and convalescent plasma and encouraging eligible individuals to schedule an appointment to donate.

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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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