We provide blood throughout the state and regionally for patients being treated at leading hospitals.

map of RI

We run six full time donation centers across Rhode Island

Numbers to be proud of

1,000+

(blood drives/year)

Community sponsors host over 1,000 mobile blood drives per year.

50,000+

(RI residents donate/year)

370,000 people in RI are eligible to give blood each year, but only about 5% of the population donates.

40+

(hospitals in New England)

RIBC supplies blood and blood products to over 40 hospitals throughout New England.

200+

(units/day)

Units of blood are needed from donors every single day for the patients and hospitals we serve.

More Than a Blood Center

The Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC) was founded in 1979 as a non-profit community blood center. For over 35 years, we have been the primary supplier of blood and blood products to patients being cared for in hospitals throughout Rhode Island and in neighboring states. Our mission is to help save lives by ensuring a safe, plentiful and cost-effective blood supply. 

RIBC is much more than just a blood collection organization or blood bank. We register people for the National Marrow Donor Program and collect stem cells of donors who match recipients needing bone marrow transplants right at our Providence Center. We provide therapeutic treatments for patients in local hospitals. Our state-of-the-art laboratory conducts human leukocyte antigen (HLA) histocompatibility and red cell typing, immunogenics, as well as DNA and relationship testing. We are also involved in a variety of local and national research programs in an effort to improve all aspects of the blood supply. 

RIBC has long-standing relationships with many organizations in the community who sponsor blood drives. These sponsors help inspire, education and encourage the many volunteer blood donors needed to supply over 200 units of blood and blood products that must be collected each day to meet the needs of patients and hospitals we serve in Rhode Island and throughout New England. 

The Rhode Island Blood Center is dedicated to steady growth and improvement in our community blood program.