Winter 2016 New Jersey Blood Drive: Community Blood Svcs. · NJ Blood Drives.com County And Donor Sites
Source: Community Blood Services.org
Community Blood Services, a not-for-profit organization that supplies blood and blood products to hospitals in the NJ/NY region, has been devoted to serving the community’s transfusion medicine needs for more than 60 years, since it was founded in 1953. Donations of blood and blood products, umbilical cord blood, stem cells and bone marrow join individuals, organizations, businesses and communities together in partnership with us to help save lives.
In 2015, Community Blood Services became part of Blood Systems Inc. (BSI), one of the nation’s oldest and largest transfusion medical organizations headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Founded in 1943, Blood Systems blood centers division serves some 700 hospitals from coast to coast. Blood Systems, a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks), also operates biological products distribution services, a quality consulting group and a world-renowned transfusion medicine research institute. It is also a partner in the operation of high-volume donor testing laboratories.
Achieving blood safety is a process that requires a solid scientific foundation to help realize the full potential of preventing, treating and curing blood-borne diseases. Understanding fundamental characteristics of blood, as well as the development of new technologies and methodologies, enables us to continually improve the science and practice of transfusion medicine.
Our blood center also follows applicable Department of Transportation and Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and guidelines.