Nebraska community blood bank

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About Nebraska Community Blood Bank

Nebraska Community Blood Bank, a Division of Innovative Blood Resources, has been saving lives in our communities since 1968 as an independent nonprofit. Driven by our mission, we are dedicated to connecting people who need life-saving blood with generous volunteers who give. We provide a stable supply of blood and blood components to 19 healthcare facilities in 11 counties throughout eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

Programs & Services Offered

  • Through effective outreach to donors; continual development of biomedical expertise; and brand-building partnerships with the community, blood drive sponsors and healthcare facilities, Nebraska Community Blood Bank connects those who need blood with those generous volunteers who give.

  • Blood typing and education programs put on throughout the community

  • PACE-approved courses through NCBB’s learning management system to hospital clinical laboratory staff

  • Each fall, we conduct a workshop for high school students who coordinate blood drives at their schools. Participating high schools are eligible for secondary education scholarships.

  • Informal speaker's bureau comprised of blood donors, patients and other community members who share their experiences about the importance of blood donation

Did You Know?

  • Approximately 1 in 3 people will need a blood transfusion in their lifetime.

  • Nearly everyone knows a family member or close friend who has had a blood transfusion.

  • We accept blood donations from all qualified volunteers age 17 and older—16 with parental consent. Approximately 38% of the general population is eligible to donate blood.

  • According to America’s Blood Centers, every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood.

  • According to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, blood transfusion is the most common hospitalization procedure in the United States.

  • In the spring of 2019, NCBB will open a donor center in Omaha at 120th Street and Pacific Street.

You Can Help

  • $50 pays for additional testing to precisely match a blood donor for a patient with sickle cell disease.

  • $100 fills the gas tank of a bloodmobile. NCBB bloodmobiles travel to more than 500 blood drives every year.

  • $175 pays for additional testing to precisely match a blood donor for a cancer patient.

Dollars at Work

  • $26,000 in scholarships awarded in 2017-2018 school year

  • 17,000 volunteer donors donated blood or platelets in 2017

  • More than 100 people participated in a PACE-approved course in 2017

  • 500 people participated in educational seminars and workshops in 2017

  • Volunteers donated approximately 3,500 hours of their time in 2017

Contact Info

402-486-9414 | website | 100 North 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68505