Nebraska Community Blood Bank Opens Distribution Center in Omaha
This month, the Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB; NCBB.org) opened its first Omaha-based location at 12100 Pacific St. The center will serve as a distribution site providing blood products and services to Omaha hospitals.
“We have expanded our blood drive partnerships in the community over the last several years due to our national reputation as a leading blood provider,” said Jeffrey Allen, COO of Innovative Blood Resources, the parent company to NCBB. “We are excited to open our Omaha distribution center to support the blood needs of hospitals throughout Greater Omaha, and are grateful for the many generous Nebraskans in the community that partner with us in serving patient needs through blood donation and blood drive sponsorship.”
Founded in 1968, NCBB has been serving the Nebraska communities for 50 years, and has hosted blood drives in Omaha since 2009. In the last two years, the number of blood drives in the community has increased 150% and continues to grow. NCBB also provides blood products for the Nebraska Medicine Sickle Cell Program and serves nearly a dozen hospital partners throughout Nebraska.
“We are excited to be able to serve more patients in Nebraska and western Iowa, contributing to the health and well-being of the Midwest,” said Chris Pape, assistant manager of Hospital Services for NCBB. “Our goal is always to provide a safe, reliable blood supply for patients in need.”
To learn more about how you can be part of its life-saving mission, please visit NCBB.org.