The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps launched in September of 2021 and doubled in size by November. It continues to gain new members every month and assist as needed during mass transfusion events. 

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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 joined together to keep the blood supply

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Blood donations heading to Texas hospitals following mass shooting via KATV.

SunCoast Blood Centers sends blood to victims injured in deadly tornadoes via Fox 13.

The mass shooting at the Kroger grocery store in Collierville activated an urgent need for extra pints of blood after over a dozen victims were rushed to area hospitals Tuesday afternoon.

The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps responded to a call from blood supplier Vitalant rushing to ship boxes of red blood cells for trauma care. More via Action News 5.

ImpactLife ships blood to region impacted by shooting in Michigan via TV 6 KWQC.


The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps has 33 blood centers nationwide. Learn more about each of them below.