For Immediate Release
December 3, 2015
Mather, CA – BloodSource is merging operations with San Francisco-based Blood Centers of the Pacific (BCP) and will be a part of Blood Systems, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit organization. Blood Systems, a leader in transfusion medicine services, operates blood centers that serve more than 700 hospitals in 24 states. The joined organizations now form the largest blood supplier in Northern and Central California. The transaction is targeted to close by year end.
As hospitals form regional, state and national systems, they often seek one blood service provider. As one organization supported by the national resources of Blood Systems, BloodSource and BCP are poised to respond to larger hospital system opportunities.
“Our organizations share a common mission and commitment to both donors and patients,” said Rob Van Tuyle, BloodSource CEO. “We are extremely excited about our collaboration with BCP and Blood Systems, access to the vast resources of these organizations and how together, we can better serve our community.”
“BloodSource is a natural fit for Blood Systems,” said Dan Connor, Blood Systems President and CEO. “Our organizations have already worked together for a number of years and we look forward to expanding our relationship.”
BloodSource was founded in 1948 by the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society (SSVMS.) BloodSource is committed to the medical needs of our community and will continue to support the SSVMS.
BloodSource and BCP will continue to utilize their respective names and serve their existing communities in Northern and Central California. Van Tuyle will be the executive in charge of the two merged organizations. Current BCP CEO and President Dr. Nora Hirschler will retire in spring 2016 as she has planned.
Since 1948, BloodSource® has saved countless lives through the generosity of its passionate volunteer donor base. Established as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource® provides blood and medical expertise to hospitals throughout Northern and Central California, and around the world. Donors can save lives in many ways at BloodSource®, through source plasma, platelets, transfusable plasma or whole blood donation. www.bloodsource.org
About Blood Centers of the Pacific
Blood Centers of the Pacific operates Shasta Blood Center in Redding, California. Blood Centers of the Pacific is a nonprofit, community based organization that provides blood components to hospitals, physicians and patients throughout Northern California. Blood Centers of the Pacific also houses the Blood Systems Research Institute which conducts medical research to improve blood safety and patient care. Blood Centers of the Pacific, including the Shasta Blood Center, helps 50,000 patients every year with blood donated by community volunteers. www.bloodcenters.org
About Blood Systems
Blood Systems, one of the nation's oldest and largest non-profit community blood services providers – operates community blood centers serving more than 700 hospitals in 24 states, biological products distribution services, a quality consulting group and a world-renowned transfusion medicine research institute, and is a partner in the operation of high-volume donor testing laboratories. www.bloodsystems.org
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