The U.S. Biovigilance Network has been funded since its inception by a combination of public and private funding. Through the AABB Interorganizational Task Force on Biovigilance, the private sector raised and contributed $1.4 million toward initial development efforts in 2006-09. In subsequent years, the private sector has continued to support recruiting and operational efforts with contributions from key stakeholders — namely blood collection facilities and interested hospitals — as well as from AABB. The federal government, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has contributed in-kind services toward software development and maintenance expenses for the Hemovigilance Module of the National Healthcare Safety Network to track adverse events occurring in hospitals, and a separate donor adverse reaction reporting system, the Donor Hemovigilance Analysis and Reporting Tool, or Donor HART, to track adverse reactions occurring in the donation process.
As the U.S. Biovigilance Network transitioned from development into full operation in 2010, funding initiatives have shifted from development support to ensuring that a robust and viable system will remain in operation for the long term. HHS, including CDC, has incorporated biovigilance into its strategic plan and built biovigilance data collection systems into existing agency programs. The private sector, led by AABB, has continued to offer support through voluntary contributions.
The following is a list of current private-sector donors — individuals, institutions and companies — to the U.S. Biovigilance Network.
(as of 3/29/11)
American Red Cross
Blood Bank of Alaska
Blood Bank of Delmarva Inc.
Blood Bank of Hawaii
Blood Centers of the Pacific
Blood Science Foundation
Blood Systems Inc.
BloodCenter of Wisconsin Inc.
Bonfils Blood Center
Cascade Regional Blood Services
Central California Blood Center
Central Illinois Community Blood Center
Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank
Coffee Memorial Blood Center
Community Blood Bank (NE)
Community Blood Center (Appleton)
Community Blood Center (Kansas City)
Community Blood Center (Wisconsin)
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services
Community Blood Council of New Jersey, Inc.
Community Blood Services of Illinois
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centers
Elmhurst Hospital Center
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
Heartland Regional Medical Center
Heartland Blood Centers
Holy Spirit Hospital
Hoxworth Blood Center
Indiana Blood Center
Inland Northwest Blood Center
Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Lane Memorial Blood Bank
Lifeline Blood Services/West Tennessee Regional Blood Center
LifeShare Community Blood Services
Mayo Clinic - Rochester
Memorial Blood Centers
Miller-Keystone Blood Center
Mississippi Blood Services Inc.
Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
New York Methodist Hospital
Puget Sound Blood Center
Rhode Island Blood Center
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Rock River Valley Blood Center
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center
Southern Maryland Hospital
St. Francis medical Center
Texoma Regional Blood Center
The Blood Alliance, Inc.
The Blood Connection Inc.
United States Blood Bank Inc.
Virginia Blood Services
Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center