Joint Statement on the Blood Supply

October 19, 2020

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: The blood supply in the United States is critically low and the majority of the country’s blood centers are reporting significant declines in their blood collections. As the nation confronts new…

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ABC Statement on Ongoing Critical Need for COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donors

August 21, 2020

America’s Blood Centers is the national trade association for independent, community blood centers who collect 60 percent of the nation’s blood supply and more than 80 percent of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP). We and our member blood centers continue to support and prioritize both the safe collection and equitable distribution of CCP. We support the…

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Statement on the Administration Announcement of the National Campaign for Convalescent Plasma Donors to Assist with the Battle against COVID-19

July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020 America’s Blood Centers is the national trade association for independent community blood centers. Our members are responsible for close to 60 percent of the nation’s blood supply and have been at the forefront of convalescent plasma collections in the U.S. over the past four months. To date, independent community blood centers (non-American…

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America’s Blood Centers, AABB and American Red Cross Release Joint Statement on the Blood Supply

May 29, 2020

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: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, AABB, America’s Blood Centers, the American Red Cross, and others in the blood community have been working together to monitor the nation’s blood supply…

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ABC Statement on FDA’s Donor Eligibility Criteria Changes for Men Who Have Sex with Other Men (MSM)

April 24, 2020

America’s Blood Centers and its members are committed to maintaining a safe and available blood supply and treating all potential donors with fairness, equality, and respect. We commend the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their continued support during this unprecedented situation as our nation coordinates response efforts to COVID-19. In recognizing the need…

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America’s Blood Centers, AABB, and the American Red Cross Respond to Request for Public Comments on Section 209 of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act

April 10, 2020

AABB, America’s Blood Centers (ABC) and the American Red Cross (ARC) are jointly submitting a response to the request for information (RFI) entitled, “Solicitation for Public Comments on Section 209 of the Pandemic and All-Hazards and Advancing Innovation Act”, which was published in the Federal Register on March 23, 2020. Our organizations are pleased that…

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Blood Community Unites to Support COVID-19 Patients

April 6, 2020

The U.S. blood community has joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority in a national effort to support the collection and distribution of convalescent plasma, a potentially life-saving treatment for critically ill COVID-19 patients. While this coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented, the U.S. blood community has a long history…

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ABC Statement on FDA’s Changes to Donor Eligibility Criteria During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3, 2020

America’s Blood Centers and its members are committed to maintaining a safe and available blood supply and treating all potential donors with fairness, equality, and respect. We commend the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their continued support during this unprecedented situation as our nation coordinates response efforts to COVID-19. In recognizing the need…

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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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