Prepared for today.
Committed to joining together to prepare for mass transfusion disasters, without delay or uncertainty.
Creating an available supply of blood for emergency needs.
The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps is a group of blood centers from across the nation who commit to preparing for mass transfusion disasters by collecting extra units for an emergency reserve.
This reserve is available immediately when disaster strikes, so responses can be immediate.
How BERC Works
Blood centers collect extra blood units on a rotating schedule, creating an emergency reserve for potential transfusion emergency situations.
When an emergency hits, blood is released to the blood center in need immediately, to meet initial needs.
If the blood units aren’t used for an emergency, they are returned to the blood center that collected them to be used for general needs.
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