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Blood Emergency Readiness Corps Marks One-year Anniversary

Community blood centers across the U.S. align to provide mutual support in times of crisis (Sept. 12, 2022) Blood centers across the U.S. are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the nation’s first emergency blood reserve. The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC) was founded in 2021 as a partnership by a group of blood centers who […]


(BERC Network – May 25, 2022) – Today, the national Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC) was activated to send much needed blood to the hospitals in and around Uvalde, Texas, scene of Tuesday’s tragic elementary school shooting that claimed at least 21 lives and left several more injured. “Our BERC Network was activated to help […]


BERC ANNOUNCEMENT IS APRIL 27 AT KALAMAN MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE DAYTON, Ohio – Community Blood Center has joined 30 blood centers across the nation in forming the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps. BERC is an alliance that will better ensure CBC’s regional blood supply following multiple injury, mass transfusion events and position CBC to provide crisis support […]

CBCO joins Blood Emergency Readiness Corps

MARCH 22, 2022 — Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the sole supplier of blood products to 44 area healthcare facilities, has joined a first-in-the-nation partnership with other community-based blood centers across the nation. Called the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC), the partnership will create an added level of protection for the blood needs of the region […]

Majority of U.S. blood centers now part of nation’s first emergency blood reserve

Blood Emergency Readiness Corps grows to 30 blood centers serving 37 states March 1, 2022 – Formed just six months ago, the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps (BERC) has continued its rapid growth to now include 30 community blood centers which operate in 37 states across the U.S., resulting in a majority of the nation’s blood […]

Blood Assurance Joins Nation’s First Emergency Blood Reserve

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 Facing an increasingly unsteady blood supply, Blood Assurance has joined a first-in-the-nation partnership to ensure preparedness for emergency situations where blood needs are high. The announcement was made at the hangar for LIFE FORCE. The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps is composed of several blood centers from across the nation that have committed […]

Mississippi Blood Services joins mass transfusion program

Mississippi Blood Services joins mass transfusion prgram JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – As a result of the nationwide blood shortage, Mississippi Blood Services (MBS) joined the Blood Emergency Readiness Corps Program, which helps gets blood to people in need during a mass transfusion disaster. Blood centers in the program commit to collecting extra units on a […]

Impact Life joins emergency blood network

ImpactLife has joined a first-in-the-nation partnership of community blood centers to help prepare the ImpactLife service region for emergencies that may lead to high demand for blood transfusions. The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps, or BERC, will also enable blood donors in our region to better support emergency needs that arise across the United States.   BERC is composed of […]