West Warwick, RI, January 3, 2016– National Blood Collaborative (NBC) today announced the addition of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), headquartered in Davenport, IA into its membership.
As a national organization of affiliated blood centers, NBC provides an environment to pursue innovative business initiatives that support the communities and hospital customers NBC serves. Wendy Trivisonno, NBC President, stated that “NBC and its members are excited to have such a progressive and community oriented blood center join our organization. NBC’s growth opportunities align perfectly with MVRBC.”
Mike Parejko, Chief Executive Officer of MVRBC, says the National Blood Collaborative (NBC) is a great fit for MVRBC. “This collaboration allows us to maintain our independence as a community-based blood center even as we find new opportunities through NBC. We are now positioned to increase the diversity of our services, add new revenue streams, and to enhance the service we provide for patients and hospitals in both the local and national healthcare continuum. We can already see a number of ‘wins’ as we get underway and even more advantages on the horizon. ”
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About Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), based in Davenport, Iowa, serves 88 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, as well as resource sharing partners across the country. MVRBC was established in 1974 and operates as Central Illinois Community Blood Center (Springfield, Illinois) and Community Blood Services of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana, Illinois). Total collection volume for the full organization is approximately 189,000 whole blood donations and 30,000 platelet apheresis donations annually. The Blood Center’s service region extends from southwestern Wisconsin to St. Louis, Missouri and from Danville, Illinois to Albia, Iowa, an area with a population of more than 4-million residents. For more information, see www.bloodcenter.org.
(Note: for a map of MVRBC’s full service region, see http://www.bloodcenter.org/webres/file/service_region_map.pdf.)
About National Blood Collaborative
National Blood Collaborative (NBC) is a national network of leading blood centers that came together in 2012 to create a new U.S. blood services organization. Working in partnership, NBC has the capacity to respond to the increasing economic demands of hospitals and healthcare systems—efficiently and cost effectively – by collecting, processing and distributing almost one million blood components every year. NBC serves hospital customers in 35 states and is a worldwide provider of biological products to life sciences and pharmaceutical companies. We specialize in all human blood derived components, platelet lysate, cord blood and specialized donor draws requiring IRB approved collections on a national scale. For more information about NBC, visit www.nationalbloodcollaborative.org.