“Our center took a particularly critical look at BCA,” shared Lynn Hipp, President and CEO of Coastal Bend Blood Center, “as we needed to be certain of the benefits of membership. In our analysis, the business proposition was undeniable. After attending my first meeting with BCA’s Board, I have even greater confidence in the group and our ability to meet future challenges together.”
“We are immeasurably pleased to have these 5 new leaders at the table and welcome the insight and knowledge they bring,” stated Stacy Sime, BCA’s Chairman of the Board, and President & CEO of LifeServe Blood Center.
About Blood Centers of America, Inc.
BCA is a member-owned organization comprised of 41 independent blood centers geographically dispersed throughout North America, providing more than 48% 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 t
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