Hospital Services

At The Community Blood Center, our mission focuses on providing a quality blood supply for hospitals and their patients. The robust blood collection program and state-of-the-art laboratory at The Community Blood Center result in exceptional service for hospital customers. Blood is always available when needed. No scheduled surgeries at hospitals served by The Community Blood Center have been cancelled due to lack of blood for over 30 years.

The laboratory at The Community Blood Center is staffed 24 hours a day for immediate availability of all blood products. Reference laboratory services are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

To learn how The Community Blood Center can help meet the blood supply needs of your hospital, please call us at (920) 560-6630.

Therapeutic Services

The Community Blood Center provides free therapeutic phlebotomies as a service to the community.

For people diagnosed with Hereditary Hemochromatosis (HH), therapeutic phlebotomies with The Community Blood Center can be a way to help other people. Blood from people with HH who meet allogeneic donor eligibility criteria (with the exception of donation frequency) will be released for transfusion to hospital patients.

People with HH who do not meet allogeneic donor eligibility criteria but who qualify as a therapeutic patient will have their blood collected as a therapeutic patient. Like the blood given by other therapeutic patients, this blood will not be released for transfusion. Click on the link to view our therapeutic phlebotomy handout for hospital staff.

In order to participate in the therapeutic phlebotomy program, patients and donors must:

  • Meet hematocrit/hemoglobin parameters as identified in the physician order
  • Be ambulatory, or able to perform self-transfer to and from a wheelchair
  • Meet the health history criteria established by The Community Blood Center Medical Director

To start the process of participating in the therapeutic phlebotomy program, call The Community Blood Center Special Procedures Coordinator at (800) 280-4102, ext 6657.

Licenses

The Community Blood Center is committed to providing a reliable blood supply, and has a long history of outstanding regulatory compliance. Blood products are processed, tested, labeled, and manufactured in compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) as defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Click on one of these files to view our FDA, AABB, or CLIA certificates.

FDARegistrationAppleton2017
AABBCertificateofAccreditation2017.pdf
CLIACertificateofAccreditationExp2017.pdf
MarylandTissueBankPermit.pdf

Circular of Information

The Circular of Information for the Use of Human Blood and Blood Components was prepared jointly by AABB, the American Red Cross, America's Blood Centers, and the Armed Services Blood Program.