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Leveraging our 75 years, AABB has formed an Alliance to strengthen our nation’s blood supply to meet patients’ needs.

About the Alliance for a Strong Blood Supply

Alliance for a Strong Blood Supply - A Coalition Led by AABB

Founded and led by AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies), the Alliance for a Strong Blood Supply is a coalition of organizations committed to ensuring sufficient blood is available for all patients during the pandemic and beyond. Alliance members have pledged to facilitate communications on the state of the blood supply and to work together on coordinated advocacy and communications campaigns to champion the importance of blood donation, the value of blood transfusions and why a robust blood supply is critical to patient care. Member organizations have also committed to sharing best practices aimed at supporting the stewardship of the blood supply.

Why An Alliance

The U.S. blood system is fragile. Without a strong and stable blood supply, patient care can be impacted. Blood transfusions are essential, life-saving treatments required by thousands of patients each day. The blood supply is an irreplaceable public health resource, and blood system infrastructure is critical to the ability to respond to natural disasters and other emergencies, and to provide optimal treatment for a variety of patients whose care depends on blood transfusions. The ability to maintain a strong blood supply is challenged by myriad factors, including: (1) the donor base and donor engagement; (2) blood utilization and demand; (3) the workforce; (4) blood center operations; and (5) preparedness.


Goal of the Alliance

The goal of the Alliance is to engage the broader health care community in proactive efforts to improve the resilience of the blood supply and ensure that it continues to meet patients’ needs.


Be Part of the Alliance

Alliance member organizations representing the broader health care community will be champions for the stability of the blood supply and advocates for the importance of blood as an essential medicine. Complete the


What Does It Mean to Be a Member of the Alliance?

Alliance members will support a strong and resilient blood supply by activities such as:

  • Engaging in multidirectional communication related to blood availability and utilization;
  • Participating in a forum for members to educate each other on challenges and opportunities to improve the resilience of the blood supply;
  • Mobilizing existing networks to support the blood supply;
  • Engaging in coordinated advocacy and communications campaigns to champion the importance of blood donation and maintaining a strong blood supply;
  • Exploring potential collaborative activities and solutions aimed at supporting the stability of the blood supply, providing related expertise and resources, and implementing efforts.

Our Partners

America's Blood Centers

ACTS

ADRP

AdventHealth

AHIA

American Red Cross

ASA

ASCP

ASFA
ASH
ASTCT

Blood Centers of America

Blood Centers of California

CAP

Cerus

Fresenius Kabi

LifeSouth

Macopharma

MediOps

Miller-Keystone Blood Center

Oklahoma Blood Institute

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Terumo
UChicago Medicine

University Blood Initiative

Join the Alliance

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Contact Us

To join or learn more about the Alliance, please submit your information in the form above or email AABB at advocacy@aabb.org.