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Rhode Island Blood Center was established in 1979 as a non-profit community blood center.
The Blood Center is the only source of blood and blood products for the hospitalsí of Rhode Island while also serving customers in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The Rhode Island Blood Center must collect 240 to 280 pints of blood daily to meet the needs of its community, relying on the generosity of volunteer blood donors.
Employing more than 350 individuals in a variety of positions, the Blood Center also works with some 180 volunteers, and operates five fixed donor centers throughout the Rhode Island. Working with a variety of sponsors, the Blood Center also runs more than 3,000 mobile blood drives annually.
The Blood Center is regulated by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and accredited by AABB, National Marrow Donor Program, American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).