ImpactLife announces new Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Louis Katz transitions to emeritus status

(May 12, 2022 | Davenport, Iowa) –ImpactLife announces the appointment of Daniela Hermelin, M.D. as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Hermelin will begin her role as Chief Medical Officer as Dr. Louis Katz transitions to emeritus status, effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Hermelin is currently an Assistant Professor of Pathology at St. Louis University School of Medicine and the Medical Director of Transfusion Services at SSM Health St.

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Blood Assurance joins the Alliance for Community Transfusion Services (ACTS)

May 6, 2022 – Blood Assurance in Chattanooga, Tennessee joins the Alliance for Community
Transfusion Services (ACTS) – a strategic and operational alliance of independent blood centers
committed to improving efficiency, operations, and opportunities to best serve donors and
patients.
Blood Assurance, based in Chattanooga, TN has become the 15th independent blood center to
join ACTS. The Alliance was formed in 2010 to strengthen relationships between community
blood programs and their local hospitals and stakeholders. READ MORE

ImpactLife donor program on track to plant more than 10,000 trees

Earth Week Update: ImpactLife donor program on track to plant more than 10,000 trees


Promotion with National Forest Foundation plants a tree on behalf of every presenting donor through May 15
(April 20, 2022 | Davenport, Iowa) – The “Give Back and Go Green” program now underway with ImpactLife is on
track to plant well over 10,000 trees. The blood provider is working with the National Forest Foundation to support
reforestation by planting a tree on behalf of donors who come to give blood from March 21 through May 15. During
the “Give Back and Go Green” program, all presenting donors are given a voucher to redeem for a gift card and a
tree to be planted by National Forest Foundation on their behalf. READ MORE

San Diego Blood Bank Announces New Chief Business Officer

SAN DIEGO (April 19, 2022) Nikhil Nayak has been named the new Chief Business Officer of San Diego Blood Bank. Nikhil has over 25 years of health and life sciences experience with significant focus on strategy, marketing & sales, business development, global product management, operations, finance, quality management, and corporate communications.  READ MORE

Blood Centers Across America Unite to Provide Blood Supplies to Ukraine

LAKE ZURICH, Ill., April 18, 2022 – Blood Centers of America (BCA), America’s Blood Centers (ABC) and Fresenius Kabi announced today that the three organizations have joined together on a nationwide campaign in the United States to provide needed blood-collection and transfusion supplies to those impacted in Ukraine. READ MORE

Blood Centers of America Partners with the American Association of Tissue Banks

WEST WARWICK, R.I., April 1st, 2022 – Blood Centers of America (BCA) has partnered with the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) to provide value to its 125 accredited institutional members with aggregated purchasing power and critical supply management services. BCA is a member-owned cooperative that provides group purchasing services to its members and associates. Now every AATB institutional member establishment has the opportunity to participate in BCA’s Group Purchasing Program.  READ MORE