CBC joins ‘Blood Emergency Readiness Corps’ to help supply blood outside the region

DAYTON — The Community Blood Center has joined 30 other blood centers across the nation to form a Blood Emergency Readiness Corps.

The alliance will help ensure CBC’s regional blood supply following multiple injuries and mass transfusion events, according to a release.

It will also allow CBC to provide crisis support outside the region.

They currently provide blood products in 17 counties in western Ohio and eastern Indiana.

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“Our mission as the region’s exclusive blood supplier does not change. What will change is our ability to better handle events in our area that require many transfusions within a short period of time. Our collaboration with BERC helps provide that assurance,” CBC Chief Operating Officer Diane Wilson said in a release.

Blood centers that are a part of the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps will store extra units on a rotating “on-call” schedule to be available for other members of the corps to use in the case of an emergency.

CBC’s main office is located on South Main Street in Dayton.