About America's Blood Centers
America's Blood Centers' member organizations make up North America's largest network of non-profit community blood centers, which operate more than 600 blood donation collection sites. Together the network provides half the U.S. blood supply to over 3,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities. America's Blood Centers is not affiliated with the American Red Cross.
ADRP Joins Forces with ABC
In May 2016, ADRP members voted to join forces with America’s Blood Centers. The goal of the partnership was to unite two organizations committed to providing educational opportunities for professionals who are committed to donor recruitment, donor experience and donor management, both nationally and internationally.
The partnership allows both organizations the ability to reduce and/or eliminate operational redundancies while continuing to provide and improve educational offerings. Both ADRP and ABC bring expertise and competencies to recruitment, blood collections and donor management. Leveraging skills sets, infrastructure and financial strength will allow both organizations to thrive in the changing and dynamic blood banking environment.
Under the terms of the partnership, ADRP will become an international division of ABC and will operate under a Charter of Business. The ADRP Board transitions to an Advisory Board within ABC rather than a governance board. ADRP Board Members will retain board positions and titles and the ADRP Board President will have an ex-officio, non-voting position on the ABC Board of Directors.
Additionally, ADRP members will become subscribers of ADRP offerings and are not required to be ABC members. As a subscriber, individuals will be able to access four ADRP webinars annually, receive discount rates for the annual ADRP Educational Conference and Exhibit Hall, have access to ADRP’ s web resources and access to an ADRP Listserv through ABC.