Nebraska Community Blood Bank Welcomes New Bloodmobile
On October 24th, Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) (NCBB.ORG) officially welcomed a brand new bloodmobile to its fleet. This new bloodmobile expands NCBB’s fleet of bloodmobiles to four, which will help the blood center grow its efforts to collect life-saving blood for our hospital partners.
NCBB bloodmobiles travel thousands of miles each year to host more than 500 blood drives in partnership with area businesses, schools, and community organizations. The new bloodmobile features pictures of blood recipients from our community, including Kim Short, who needed blood transfusions while she awaited a bone marrow transplant. Kim’s father Bill Short cut the ceremonial ribbon. The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce hosted the celebration at NCBB’S 84th Street donor center, and NCBB staff offered tours of the new vehicle and its facility.
The need for blood is constant. NCBB needs at least 1,000 blood donors every week to ensure we can provide local hospitals with the blood patients need to survive. All types are needed – especially type O negative (O-). To schedule an appointment or learn more, please visit NCBB.ORG or call (877) 486-9414.