Inland Northwest Blood Center merges with Blood Systems, Inc.

SPOKANE, Wash. – Inland Northwest Blood Center announced today they will completely merge with Blood Systems, Inc.  INBC has been an affiliate of Blood Systems for the past seven years. By becoming an official Blood Systems center, we are better able to meet the healthcare needs of the Inland Northwest.

Blood Systems is one of the nation’s oldest and largest blood service providers.  The organization has been making a difference in people’s lives and advancing the practice of transfusion medicine for more than 70 years.  Blood Systems’ headquarters are located in Scottsdale, Arizona and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organization, similar to INBC.

Blood Systems houses excellent resources in the blood banking community such as BioCARE, a leading distributor of hemophilia products and other coagulation pharmaceuticals, Creative Testing Solutions, the largest independent blood donor testing laboratory organization in the US, and Blood Systems Research Institute, which achieved major international recognition when it was named a key collaborator in the newly-established amfAR Institute for HIV Cure Research in 2015.

The merger with Blood Systems allows INBC access to a large network of blood centers across the country, cutting costs locally while allowing jobs to stay in the Inland Northwest.  INBC’s step to become a subsidiary of Blood Systems will allow us to further our push for world-class quality support, reliable donor testing, effective risk management, valuable shared services and economies of scale across multiple regions.

Inland Northwest Blood Center will continue to be your community blood center, and continue giving back to the community which has helped us save countless lives across the region. We will still rely heavily on the selfless donations of the heroes across the Inland Northwest. Our priority has been and will remain serving the thousands of people who have helped us grow for the past 70 years.  We look forward to continued growth within the Inland Northwest, and helping you find the life-saving hero in you.

For more information, contact:

Tesia Lingenfelter
Inland Northwest Blood Center
Office: (509) 232-4587

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