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Partner Hospitals
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center provides the blood needs of 12 partner hospitals in central Illinois, and serves 87 hospitals in four states with Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. To learn more about the CICBC partner hospitals, please click on the following web sites:

City Hospital Name Web Address
Carlinville Carlinville Area Hospital www.cahcare.com
Carrollton Boyd Memorial Hospital no web site
Decatur St. Mary's Hospital www.stmarysdecatur.com
Greenville Greenville Regional Hospital www.greenvilleregionalhospital.com
Hillsboro Hillsboro Area Hospital www.hillsboroareahospital.org
Hopedale Hopedale Medical Complex www.hopedalemedicalcomplex.com
Jacksonville Passavant Area Hospital www.passavanthospital.com
Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital www.almh.org
Litchfield St. Francis Hospital www.stfrancis-litchfield.org
Pana Pana Community Hospital www.panahospital.com
Pittsfield Illini Community Hospital www.illinihospital.org
Springfield Memorial Medical Center www.mhsil.com
Springfield St. John’s Hospital www.st-johns.org
Taylorville Taylorville Memorial Hospital www.taylorvillememorial.org

AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks)
Established in 1947, AABB is an international, not-for-profit association dedicated to the advancement of science and the practice of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies. The association is committed to improving health by developing and delivering standards, accreditation and educational programs and services that optimize patient and donor care and safety. AABB membership consists of approximately 1,800 institutions and 8,000 individuals, including physicians, scientists, administrators, medical technologists, nurses, researchers, blood donor recruiters and public relations personnel. Members are located in all 50 states and 80 foreign countries.

ABC (America’s Blood Centers)
America’s Blood Centers is North America’s largest network of non-profit community blood centers. The ABC serves 75 community blood centers in the U.S. and one in Canada. This national association provides a wide range of programs and support for the regional blood centers including: national awareness campaigns, regulatory affairs, medical issues, resource sharing, group purchasing national programs, educational programs, grants, public relations, quality management issues and Federal regulation and training programs.

Donate Life
Transplantation is one of the most remarkable success stories in the history of medicine. It provides hope to thousands of people with organ failure and hundreds of thousands of people in need of tissue transplants. Unfortunately, the need for organ and tissue donors is much greater than the number of people who actually donate. One donor can save or improve the lives of more than 25 people. To become an organ and tissue donor, sign a donor card and, most importantly, tell your family to ensure your wishes will be carried out. For more information, contact Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network at www.giftofhope.org or 888/307-DON8. Gift of Hope is the federally designated not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) dedicated to coordinating organ and tissue donation in the northern three-quarters of Illinois and northwest Indiana.

FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
The FDA is a Federal government agency with a wide range of programs and services. FDA regulates blood donations and blood products. The FDA has the vital role of ensuring that the 3.5 million patients who receive a blood transfusion in a year are protected by five layers of over-lapping safeguards. This FDA blood-safety system includes: donor screening, blood testing, donor lists, quarantines and deals with problems and deficiencies.

My Blood Your Blood
My Blood Your Blood is a tremendous educational program of America’s Blood Centers. It is a turnkey program designed for students to learn more about biology, blood circulation and the importance of blood in the body. My Blood Your Blood is an award-winning science education in the amazing journey of blood in our bodies. The program was designed by a team of physicians and educators as a low-prep time, turnkey program for the classroom or the home-school environment. Through sophisticated animation and microscopy, the My Blood, Your Blood program captures the imagination of students of all ages and helps foster an interest in science. The program also emphasizes the value of community service through blood donation and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The program is free to schools and families.