Blood Centers of America (BCA) is the nation’s largest blood supply network, providing over 50 percent of the U.S. blood supply. This national organization is comprised of over 60 independent community blood centers with a deep local commitment to the communities and patients they serve.
The BCA network encompasses over 500 collection and testing sites across the United States. In addition to meeting the transfusion needs of the communities they serve, BCA members provide human blood products (including leukopaks), custom collections, cell processing, testing, storage, distribution and other services to the therapeutic, diagnostic and cell therapy industries. BCA members actively collect and provide critical raw materials for manufacturing of autologous and allogeneic cell-based therapies. Collectively BCA’s members interact with nearly four million individual blood donors annually.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BCA optimized the collection of convalescent plasma (CCP) donations throughout the network from those recovered from COVID-19. The BCA network collected and distributed over 70% of CCP in the U.S.