About the New York Blood Center
Now more than 50 years old, New York Blood Center (NYBC) is a nonprofit organization that is one of the largest independent, community-based blood centers in the country. NYBC, along with its partner organizations Community Blood Center (CBC), based in Kansas City, Missouri, and Innovative Blood Resources (IBR), based in St. Paul, Minnesota, collect approximately 3,300 units of blood products each day, serving local communities of more than 25 million people in New York, New Jersey, parts of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, the Kansas City metropolitan area, Minnesota, and Nebraska.
NYBC and its partners also provide a wide array of transfusion-related medical services, while NYBC’s National Cord Blood Program (NCBP) at the Howard P. Milstein Cord Blood Center is home to the world’s largest public cord blood bank. NYBC is also home to a renowned research institute, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, which — among other milestones — developed the Hepatitis B vaccine and innovative blood-purification technology.
About Community Blood Center
Community Blood Center (CBC), established over 40 years ago, serves hospitals in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area, as well as eastern Kansas and western Missouri. CBC provides blood products to 70 area hospitals – and relies on volunteer donors each day to meet the need for life-saving gifts of blood. CBC provides high quality reference immunohematology laboratory services, including platelet and red blood cell antibody testing, and therapeutic apheresis to local hospitals.
About Comprehensive Cell Solutions
Comprehensive Cell Solutions builds on our excellence in science, research and development, medical services, laboratory services and blood. Today we offer a comprehensive menu of products and services to develop, improve, and implement scientific studies in the areas of regenerative medicine, cell therapies, transfusion medicine, and related scientific and medical endeavors. Our services provide access to our world-class clinical and scientific expertise.
Innovative Blood Resources is a non-profit community blood center that was formed in 2012 through the combination of two strong, nationally-recognized, community-based nonprofit blood centers: Minnesota-based Memorial Blood Center, and Nebraska Community Blood Bank. With a combined 100 years of blood industry experience, IBR provides comprehensive product and service capabilities focusing on value-driven solutions for patients, hospitals, physicians, researchers, and other health care partners.
IBR is also home to IBR Biomedical Services, which grew from the nationally recognized research and clinical trial contributions of Memorial Blood Centers' physicians and clinicians in blood banking and transfusion services. IBR Biomedical Services offers expertise in the areas of cellular therapy, clinical trial support, as well as regulatory and quality systems consulting.
About Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute
Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute (LFKRI) is the research branch of New York Blood Center. Since its establishment in 1964, LFKRI's research efforts have paved the way for new blood-related products, techniques and therapies. The Institute's commitment to ground-breaking research has resulted in numerous landmark patents and licenses. LFKRI’s areas of blood related research include transfusion medicine, hematology, infectious disease, epidemiology and cellular therapy.
About National Cord Blood Program
National Cord Blood Program (NCBP) was founded in 1992 to investigate cord blood as a possible solution to a critical public health need: finding appropriate hematopoietic progenitor cells for transplantation in patients who have no matched bone marrow donors. NCBP collects, processes, and stores cord blood units in liquid nitrogen freezers, ready for shipping whenever needed. Each unit is tested for the number of relevant cells. The unit and the donor’s mother are also tested for HLA type and transmissible infectious diseases. NCBP is the first cord blood bank to have a licensed cord blood product, HEMACORD®. Supported by the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation, NCBP is committed to providing high quality cord blood units and promoting high standards in cord blood banking.
About National Center for Blood Group Genomics
Built on a foundation of innovation and discovery and combining the scientific and research expertise of New York Blood Center and Community Blood Center of Kansas City, the National Center for Blood Group Genomics (NCBGG) specializes in applying precision medicine to blood transfusion to increase safety and minimize complications. Based in Kansas City, NCBGG’s mission is to provide the highest quality testing services for extended blood typing at lower cost for donor centers and the patients they serve to improve the practice of transfusion medicine, to develop the next generation of testing, and to train the next generation of leaders.