National and Regional Blood Centers Part 3

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National Bloodbanks

Blood Centers of America, the American Red Cross, America's Blood Centers and American Association of Blood Banks are some national blood banks in the US. After thorough research, we have provided the available information in the attached spreadsheet, from row 58.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

Through our research, we were able to identify and provide four additional national blood banks apart from the listed regional blood banks in the US. For the other 3-6 national blood banks that were not available, the following strategy was used before concluding the lack of information regarding them.

SEARCH STRATEGY USED TO IDENTIFY THE 4 NATIONAL BLOOD BANKS FOUND
In order to identify the national blood centers/blood banks provided in the attached spreadsheet, we searched through their official websites and LinkedIn pages of each center found through our research. Our focus was on locating information relating to the geographical regions covered by these centers.

All centers whose operations and collection sites are confined to one region, or a few states, cities, or counties, were categorized as "regional" and have not been included in this request. Only blood centers that have physical locations across the nation where people can visit to donate blood were categorized as "national".

Four centers fit our criteria from the blood banks found through the list of members of BCA and AABB examined. BCA is a public company and has been assumed as a "for profit" company as they have not mentioned it is "non-profit." Also, the list of national blood banks work through regional centers or independently across the country but have been included as they serve physical locations across the nation.
SEARCH STRATEGY TO IDENTIFY THE OTHER 3-6 BLOOD BANKS
We started our research through industry reports like Allied Market Research, IBIS, Research Gate, among others but they all focused on the blood bank market size and share, and blood and organ banks in the US. None of these reports showcased the list of/or mentioned the names of national blood banks or were behind paid walls.

We then looked through media/news publications such as the NYT, Rand, and US News, among others. Again there was no information regarding a list of/or mentioned the names of National Blood Bank. We also searched for the competitor list through Owler, Crunchbase, Comparably, and Hoovers, among others, to check the competitors of the American Red Cross to identify similar national blood banks but they also provided limited or no results that could add to the list as national blood banks as most were regional and/or were not relevant.

Post this we, tried identifying the information by broadening the scope of the research. For this strategy, we looked through the above-mentioned sources through data older than 24 months through reports/articles but this also did not yield any results. Since the scope was niche and focused on national blood banks only, we were unable to broaden the geographic scope and mention the additional regional blood banks in the country. As a result, this strategy also failed to yield results. Post this we concluded data is not available pre-compiled.

THE REASON WHY TRIANGULATION WAS IMPOSSIBLE
After concluding the data is not available pre-compiled, we tried triangulation to identify the answer. For this, we looked through any government regulatory/associations that represent the blood banks in the country. We found the FDA that oversees the blood donation industry and focus on blood donor screening or the associations that listed all regional centers but not the national centers. Also, as the data is qualitative in nature and there is no quantitative basis mentioned to triangulate the information, this strategy also failed to yield any fruitful results.

DATA BEHIND PAID WALL
We were able to locate the major companies' information but not limited to national blood banks behind a paid wall through IBIS. Even through Allied Market Research, we were able to find information regarding blood banks by type and end user but this was also behind a paid wall. We have identified that information is present through the contents listed in these sources, as data is behind a paid wall, we can not say with certainty that any additional (new) national blood banks are listed among them. Hence, this strategy also did not pan out. As a result, we were able to identify only four additional national blood banks. The rest that could not be identified was mostly because they were already listed in the spreadsheet or work regionally and not nationwide.

Additional National Blood Banks

1. Blood Centers of America.

For Profit/Non Profit?: For profit
National/Regional?: National

2. American Red Cross

For Profit/Non Profit?: Non profit
National/Regional?: National

3. America's Blood Centers

For Profit/Non Profit?: Non profit
Location- Washington: United States.
National/Regional?: National

4. American Association of Blood Banks

For Profit/Non Profit?: Non profit
National/Regional?: National

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  • "BCA is a reliable, national organization comprising over 50 independent community blood centers and source plasma collection centers with a deep local commitment to the communities you serve. Our local expertise paired with our large, national network translates to an expansion of services, resources and cost savings for customers. BCA is the nation’s largest blood supply network, providing nearly 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply."