The Alliance of Blood Operators (ABO) is a closed network of not-for-profit blood operators with voluntary non-remunerated blood donor bases. Our members are:
Founded in 1962, America's Blood Centers is North America's largest network of community-based, independent blood programs. Recognized by the US Congress for its critical work in patient care and disaster preparedness and response, the federation operates more than 600 blood collection sites providing half of the US, and a quarter of the Canadian blood supply. These blood centers serve more than 150 million people and provide blood products and services to more than 3,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities across North America.
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
American Red Cross Biomedical Services plays a critical role in the health care system in the US. It is the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the US, collecting and processing approximately 40 percent of the blood supply and distributing it to about 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. The Red Cross also plays a leading role in protecting the safety of donors and patients and increasing the availability of blood. It is frequently the single major contributor to clinical trials to improve blood safety, and the largest contributor to the national rare blood donor program. American Red Cross Biomedical services collects nearly 5 million blood donations each year to serve the transfusion needs of patients nationwide.
The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is a division of the Australian Red Cross. The Blood Service Board reports to the Red Cross Board, which has overall responsibility and oversight and appoints all non-executive Board members. The Blood Service is funded by the federal, state and territory governments of Australia to supply the community with safe, high quality blood and blood products, as well as organ and bone marrow services for transplantation.
Blood Systems, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is one of the oldest and largest non-profit community blood service providers in the US. It operates community blood centers that provide blood, blood components and transfusion medicine expertise to some 1000 hospitals in 28 states. It also operates Quality Source (a quality consulting group) and the world-renowned Blood Systems Research Institute. It is a partner in the operation of Creative Testing Solutions, which operated high-volume donor testing laboratories. BioCARE, Inc.TM, its for-profit biological products distribution service subsidiary, provides therapeutic biologicals and recombinant coagulation factors, including such products as albumin, coagulation factors, fibrin sealants, IVIG, and Rh immune globulin across the US.
Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec) in Canada. Serving 25.5 million Canadians, CBS also lead an integrated, interprovincial system for organ donation and transplantation for all of Canada. Canadian Blood Services was founded in 1998, and is regulated as a biologics manufacturer by Health Canada and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health. Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organisation.
The European Blood Alliance (EBA) is an association of 26 not-for-profit Blood Establishments. Its mission is to contribute to the safety, security and cost-effectiveness of the blood, tissues and cells supply for the citizens of Europe.
NHSBT provide a blood and transplantation service to the National Health Service, looking after blood donation services in England and transplant services across the UK. This includes managing the donation, storage and transplantation of blood, organs, tissues, bone marrow and stems cells, and researching new treatments and processes.