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:
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.
Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is a division of the Australian Red Cross. Lifeblood reports to the Red Cross Board, which has overall responsibility and oversight and appoints all non-executive Board members. Lifeblood 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.
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.
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.
Sanquin is a not-for-profit organization that provides blood and plasma products and is responsible for the blood supply in the Netherlands. In addition to collecting, processing and distributing blood products, Sanquin is also involved in producing reagents, conducting research and providing education. People need affordable and safe care of the highest level. We help over 300.000 people per year and contribute to people's quality of life with our products, services, technology and targeted medication. Our mission is: "together with the donor for a better life for the patient."
Vitalant exists to help people realize their life-transforming potential by offering convenient blood donation opportunities and sharing our expertise in transfusion medicine. Founded in 1943, Vitalant is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine organizations. We comprise a network of nearly a dozen community blood centers, each with its own rich history and legacy. Vitalant is an internationally known and respected leader that continues to push the boundaries to advance the experience, practice and application of transfusion medicine.
Vitalant provides blood and special services to patients in more than 1,000 hospitals across 40 states. Millions of people in communities throughout these states depend on generous volunteer blood donors and our dedicated team to make sure lifesaving blood is available when and where it is needed.
World-renowned, Vitalant Research Institute is engaged in scientific studies ranging from blood donor epidemiology to cellular therapy to virus discovery. Vitalant is a partner in the operation of Creative Testing Solutions, the largest independent blood donor testing organization in the U.S. Several high volume laboratories spanning the country test 75 percent of the nation’s blood supply. Our BioCare for-profit subsidiary has wide-reaching distribution capabilities to quickly and efficiently deliver therapeutic biologicals such as albumin, coagulation factors and Rh immune globulin to hospitals, clinics and physician offices. CanyonCARE Rx, part of BioCare, is a full service pharmacy specializing in medications for hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other bleeding disorders. And, our organization is self-insured with our wholly-owned subsidiary Canyon State Insurance.