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 ACTIVATED TO RESPOND TO THE SCHOOL SHOOTING IN SOUTH TEXAS

(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 our partner blood center, South Texas Blood

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Activations

 

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.

Launches

The Blood Emergency Readiness Corps has more than 28 blood centers nationwide. Learn more about each of them below.

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