BBCS Announces New Partnership with Miller-Keystone Blood Center

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Miller-Keystone Blood Center selects ABO Suite, provided by BBCS, as their new BECS provider.

Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) today announced a new partnership with Miller-Keystone Blood Center (MKBC). Miller-Keystone Blood Center will be implementing ABO Suite™ with the use of Implementation Services, provided by BBCS. Miller-Keystone Blood Center’s strong desire to deliver quality products to their community will be supported by the leading-edge technology of ABO Suite.

Miller-Keystone Blood Center joins nearly 15 other blood centers in the US who have implemented, or are in the process of implementing, ABO Suite - making it the fastest-growing Blood Establishment Computer System in the United States.

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will also benefit from the BBCS-Blood Centers of America (BCA) group purchasing agreement which was a standardization initiative set in place to support community blood centers. Through the agreement, new and existing BBCS clients whom are members of BCA will receive financial savings based on the combined number of units brought in. Miller-Keystone Blood Center draws roughly 70,000 units annually from their facility in Bethlehem, PA and mobile blood drives throughout their community.

“We chose to work with BBCS and implement ABO Suite based on its ability to meet our needs now and into the future. Additionally, their commitment to the Blood Banking industry through their partnership with BCA demonstrates that they are a valued partner to the industry,” says Pete Castagna, CEO of Miller-Keystone Blood Center.

“We are thrilled to add Miller-Keystone Blood Center to our growing BBCS family! Miller-Keystone is a leader in the industry, with a large geographic footprint and we are looking forward to partnering with them to protect those they serve,” says Beth McGee, CEO of BBCS.

Miller-Keystone Blood Center is joined by two other new clients that have taken advantage of the BCA discount - SunCoast Blood Bank and Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. BCA members that select ABO Suite (provided by BBCS) as their software solution currently receive complimentary data conversion from their legacy system. This limited-time savings to each new blood center ends January 2018. If you are a BCA member and would like more information, please contact BBCS Sales at sales(at)bbcsinc(dot)com.

To see a demo of ABO Suite or to receive more information, visit http://www.bbcsinc.com.

About BBCS
For over 30 years, Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) has been a dedicated partner to the blood banking industry. BBCS has chosen to remain privately owned to ensure that we can focus on fulfilling our commitments to our clients, the communities that they serve, and the industry. By establishing an annual BBCS CEO Summit, hosting annual meetings with our User Group, and participating in industry conferences we have built rich partnerships with our clients, vendors, and industry organizations.

About MKBC
Established in 1971, Miller-Keystone Blood Center is an independent, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) community organization that serves as the only blood provider to 22 hospitals in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Dauphin, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill (PA), and Hunterdon and Warren (NJ) counties; only blood donated through MKBC is transfused at these facilities.

Pennsylvania-based MKBC is one of the nation’s best-regarded, highly experienced blood centers, and our history of compliance with FDA requirements demonstrates our commitment to quality and service excellence. For more than 40 years, they have delivered the safe, reliable blood products that the community needs.

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