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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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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