Suppliers & Partners - AATB


In 2022, Blood Centers of America (BCA) formed a strategic partnership with the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) as their preferred Group Purchasing Program, providing value to its accredited institutional and affiliate members via aggregated purchasing power and critical supply management services. Leveraging over $750M in purchasing power, BCA is able to negotiate the most sought-after supplier contracts, delivering significant cost savings and increased revenue via contract rebates and incentives to its members. Every AATB member establishment now has the opportunity to participate in BCA’s Group Purchasing Program. The robust BCA portfolio includes over 500 supplier agreements within multiple categories of products/services, administered by dedicated BCA staff to ensure maximum savings to AATB member establishments.

Bill Block, BCA CEO, noted that: “Tissue Banks, such as AATB members, are an essential part of the health care system in the US. BCA is proud to bring our knowledge of contract negotiation and supply chain risk mitigation to help further their critical missions.”

Marc Pearce, AATB CEO, said: “The AATB and BCA partnership will combine the purchasing power of blood and tissue banks, reducing costs and enhancing supply chain efficiencies for all our members.”

The following are some of the Suppliers partnered with BCA to deliver significant savings and benefits:

·         Abbott (lab reagents)

·         Airspace Technologies (next flight out services)

·         Ansell (exam/surgical gloves)

·         B Medical Systems (cold storage/transport boxes)

·         Becton Dickinson (BD) (vacutainer tubes/lab supplies)

·         BioRad (lab reagents/instrumentation)

·         Cintas (uniform and facility services)

·         Data2 Corporation (standard/custom labels)

·         Esprigas (medical gases/dry ice)

·         Fisher Healthcare (lab distribution)

·         General Motors Company (fleet vehicle purchases)

·         Grifols (diagnostic solutions)

·         HemaSource (distribution services)

·         Henry Schein, Inc. (medical/surgical products distribution)

·         Hettich Centrifuges

·         Immucor (lab reagents/instrumentation)

·         K2 Scientific (cold storage)

·         MaxQ Research (cold transport solutions)

·         Medline Industries, Inc. (medical/surgical products distribution)

·         MNX (Midnight Air Corp) (next flight out services)

·         Old Seville Expense Reduction (waste services savings management)

·         Optifreight Logistics (Fedex program management)

·         Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (lab reagents/instrumentation)

·         Provista/Vizient (national GPO services)

·         PharmaWatch (cold temperature monitoring)

·         Quotient (lab reagents)

·         Roche Diagnostics (lab reagents)

·         Staples  (office supplies/furniture)

·         Sysmex (lab reagents/instrumentation)

·         Thermo Fisher (lab equipment)

·         UPS/UPS Express Critical

If your AATB member establishment is interested in accessing the benefits of a BCA membership, please contact Whit Harvey, Director of Supply Chain Contracting, at wharvey@bca.coop