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Place Category: Health
The Blood Connection is a not-for-profit volunteer blood program, locally governed by a diverse volunteer board of trustees comprised of area business and civic leaders. The Blood Connection collects, processes and distributes biologic products and services (blood and blood components and related testing and processing services) for local and regional hospitals, as well as, for blood centers and hospitals having blood supply deficits elsewhere throughout the United States. Centralization of donor recruitment, blood collection and inventory management reduces waste, prevents delayed surgeries and provides efficiencies and economies of scale. Citizens are provided opportunities to contribute through a variety of blood donation programs such as whole blood donation, automated (apheresis) donation, autologous (self) donation, and patient-directed donation.
It is through the commitment of volunteer donors that The Blood Connection is able to maintain its heritage of service to the community. Since opening in 1979, thousands of patients have received blood from The Blood Connection.
Bilingual Contact: Paul Bixby, Donor Resource Manager
Email: [email protected]
Languages spoken: English, Spanish