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Who we are

Memorial Blood Centers has been saving and sustaining lives for over 65 years. A Minnesota-based, independent nonprofit, we supply life-saving blood, state-of-the-art laboratory services, and biomedical expertise to area hospital and clinic partners, national blood centers, biotechnology companies, research institutions, and international clients from Australia to Switzerland.

On August 1, 2012 Memorial Blood Centers and Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) of Lincoln, NE announced the formation of a new blood services organization. The two community-based non-profits operate as divisions of the newly formed Innovative Blood Resources organization, and will continue doing business as (dba) Memorial Blood Centers and Nebraska Community Blood Bank.

For our hospital partners and other partners, effective June 1, 2013, all blood products collected by MBC and NCBB will be labeled with the Innovative Blood Resources name. Learn more about Innovative Blood Resources.  

Dedicated to the values of integrity, respect, synergy, service, and excellence, we are proud to be Minnesota’s largest community blood center that also draws from the strength of our affiliated state- and national-membership organizations, including America’s Blood Centers, Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA), AABB (formerly American Association of Blood Banks), and Blood Centers of America—one of the largest collection and distribution systems in the U.S. With decades of experience collecting, testing, and distributing more than 3 million units of blood, Memorial Blood Centers has been recognized as an industry leader for the discovery of multiple new blood group antigens, and is a recipient of the prestigious Minnesota Quality Award and the MHA’s Associate Member of the Year Award.  

Community involvement, worldwide partnerships, and industry leadership puts our mission-driven organization at the forefront in the field of transfusion medicine and blood banking. As we work to fulfill our commitment to save and sustain lives through blood products and biomedical services, we deliver what matters most to our generous donors, blood drive sponsors, hospital and clinic partners, and others throughout the healthcare industry: a wide variety of blood products, blood components, donor testing and other advanced scientific Laboratory ServicesMedical Support and transfusion expertise, education, clinical trials, and research.

What we do

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  • Connecting people who give blood with those in need

  • Laboratory testing and research expertise

  • Right type—quality products readily available at the right time

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