Providence, RI (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Blood Centers of America, Inc. (BCA) announced today that its Board of Directors has voted five new members into the nationwide cooperative of independent blood and tissue centers. With the addition of these organizations, BCA broadens its network of collection centers across the country, to now represent distribution of approximately 15 million life-saving blood components annually.
The addition of these five new members was the result of a strategic decision by the Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS) to standardize critical business practices by ensuring all its members operated through a single cooperative.
ACTS is comprised of nine independent blood centers across five states formed to strengthen relationships between community blood programs and local hospitals. Four of the ACTS centers were historically BCA members and the other five recently sought membership.
The five ACTS centers joining BCA are Carter BloodCare in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, Coastal Bend Blood Center in Corpus Christi, TX, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks in Springfield, MO, Coffee Memorial Blood Center in Amarillo, TX, and South Texas Blood & Tissue Center in San Antonio, TX.
“BCA was primarily chosen to represent all ACTS members due to its strong business plan for generating revenue and helping ACTS members leverage their infrastructures around patient blood management, cell therapy/biologics and national blood contracting,” explained Bobby Grigsby, ACTS Secretary/Treasurer.
“A cooperative draws strength from its members. Not only do we have a formidable volume, we represent thriving and industrious centers whose leadership contributes vastly to our ability to move things forward for our customers,” stated Bill Block, BCA’s President and CEO. “For example, just as
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