RIBC and NYBC Merge
We are excited to announce that effective April 1, 2019, Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC) and New York Blood Center (NYBC) will merge as one organization to better enable us to advance our respective charitable missions and improve our ability to provide blood and blood-related products and services. As regional and national blood suppliers, the organizations have been working together for decades. This merger is the natural evolution of the affiliation that officially began in July 2017
Kara LeBlanc, Marketing Communications Manager of RIBC, says, “We will continue doing business as the Rhode Island Blood Center. More importantly, RIBC donors will continue to be the primary supplier of blood and blood products to the patients and hospitals we serve in Rhode Island and throughout New England.”
The merger serves to share best practices and efficiencies in all service lines from laboratory infectious disease testing, to blood and blood product management and utilization. The merger will also strengthen the shared missions of providing a safe, steady and cost-effective blood supply to the patients and hospitals NYBC Enterprises serves.
The NYBC network is responsible for providing over 800,000 units of blood annually, of which RIBC is currently responsible for approximately 80,000 units.
Public relations contact: Kara LeBlanc, Marketing Communications Manager, Rhode Island Blood Center, email@example.com, 401-455-8555.