BCA Announces a New Member Joins Its Blood Center Cooperative

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Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) joins Blood Centers of America.

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We are excited to become a member of BCA – an organization that we believe provides excellent leadership and tremendous value to its members, as well as the blood banking industry as a whole.

Blood Centers of America, Inc. (BCA) announced today a new member has joined its ranks. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC), located in Charlotte, NC is the newest, non-equity member of the cooperative. Like other members, CBCC is a non-profit, community-based blood center. It is the primary blood supplier to 21 regional hospitals serving 19 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina. CBCC just celebrated ten years in business.

“This strategic alliance between BCA and CBCC represents a collaboration that will benefit both organizations, and we are excited to have Martin Grable, CBCC President & CEO, and his team as partners in this ever-changing blood banking industry,” stated Bill Block, BCA’s President and CEO.

“We are excited to become a member of BCA – an organization that we believe provides excellent leadership and tremendous value to its members, as well as the blood banking industry as a whole,” said Grable.

About BCA

BCA is a member-owned organization comprised of 36 independent blood centers geographically dispersed throughout North America, providing more than 46% of the U.S. blood supply. Along with their core business of providing a substantial portion of the U.S. blood supply, BCA members provide a myriad of other services in cell therapies, blood management, therapeutic apheresis, tissue and cord blood banking, etc.

BCA provides thousands of units of biological materials to life science researchers, clinicians, therapeutic companies, or companies doing medical device, diagnostic or therapeutic development work.

BCA assists cell therapy companies with securing reliable and compliant sources for the cells used in their therapeutic products and/or pre-clinical research. Where a client need exceeds the capacity of a single center, BCA can assist with putting in place a multi-center supply agreement around cell collections, processing, storage or other handling. In 2012, BCA generated over $6 million in custom products and services to cell therapy companies including patient-donor collections for autologous cell therapies in clinical trial and commercial distribution. For more information about how BCA and its services, see http://www.bca.coop.

About Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is a non-profit community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to 21 regional hospitals, serving 16 North Carolina and three South Carolina counties. CBCC focuses exclusively on gathering red blood cells, platelets and plasma from volunteer donors to save local lives – every drop of blood collected remains here to help people in the Carolinas. CBCC is a member of America’s Blood Centers, North America’s largest network of community-based, independent blood centers providing more than 50% of the nation’s blood supply. For more information on hosting a blood drive or donating blood in your area, visit http://www.cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700.

Follow the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BloodCenter and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CBCCarolinas.

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