BCA is a national, member-owned, cooperative comprising over 50 members with a deep local commitment to the communities they serve. For most national blood suppliers, meeting the blood needs of local communities is not their highest priority. BCA is different. While each of our member blood centers is independent, they all share a singular focus: providing high-quality blood products for patients in communities both large and small. BCA members provide 50 percent of the nation’s blood supply, collecting and distributing of more than 5.4 million blood units annually.
As a co-op, BCA’s success is defined by its members’ success, which is why our focus is on the local communities that our members serve. BCA’s strategy, programs and execution are set, governed and evaluated by its member-based Board of Directors.
Each member is a non-profit blood center typically with multiple physical and mobile facilities, ranging from 100-700 employees, utilizing thousands of volunteers, and distributing $10 million to $150 million worth of biological materials to healthcare and life-science organizations in the United States and around the world.
70% of BCA members are BCA owners. Member-owners receive annual patronage dividends and have a voice in setting BCA’s direction through their participation on the Board of Directors.
BCA works to strengthen members’ operations through innovation and cooperation. BCA provides access to services around:
Supply Chain Solutions
For over 30 years, we’ve been connecting our members with top contracts with the nation’s most sought after suppliers. Leveraging millions in purchasing power, we give our member organizations access to the products and services they use most.
But we are more than contracts. We also offer innovative purchasing solutions tailored to our members’ business needs.
BCA members have determined that the BCA team can best assist their execution through centralized support of their sales efforts, networking and education, process optimization, and IRB support.
BCA members have determined that the BCA team can best assist their operations through centralized support of group purchasing, group contracting, information exchange from and to industry suppliers, and data services.
BCA members have determined that the BCA team can best assist their inventory management through centralized support of resource sharing, contractual support, and consulting.
As a co-op of members, BCA’s success is defined by its members’ success. BCA’s strategy, programs, and execution are set, governed, and evaluated by its member-based Board of Directors.
We continually seek innovative and creative ways to support and interact with our members. If you have ideas about how BCA might improve its member services, contact Jennifer Ficenec.