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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ABC Sends Support for SB 1475

March 23, 2022

America’s Blood Centers submitted a letter to Senator Richard Pan, Chair, Senate Health Committee, in support of a recent bill, SB 1475, which would permanently authorize a registered nurse to be either physically present or available via telehealth during blood collection at a blood bank. Local blood collectors have proven during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency…

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ABC Submits Joint Letter to CMS on Convalescent Plasma Reimbursement

January 21, 2022

America’s Blood Centers joined the national blood community in submitting a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting that the agency ) expeditiously update its coverage and reimbursement policies for COVID-19 convalescent plasma (CCP) to ensure that patients have access to CCP furnished in both the outpatient and inpatient settings of…

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ABC Submits Comments on Blood Supply to BPAC

November 2, 2021

America’s Blood Centers (ABC) has provided comments to the U.S. Food and DrugAdministration’s (FDA) Blood Product Advisory Committee (BPAC) ahead of theNovember 4th meeting. In the comments, the committee received an update of the“ongoing work” of ABC member blood centers during the COVID-19 pandemicand the challenges facing them and the blood community in maintaining the…

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Blood Community Advocates to Congress for Inclusion in National Preparedness and Response Infrastructure

July 16, 2021

Preparedness and Response Policies: Improving the Resiliency of the Nation’s Blood Supply America’s Blood Centers joined AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) and the American Red Cross in expressing to Congress their commitment to improving the nation’s preparedness and response capabilities. Collectively, our organizations represent the nation’s blood collection establishments, transfusion…

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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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