FOX CITIES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Community Blood Center Expands and Partners with OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group


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Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on May 20.

The Community Blood Center (CBC), a local non-profit organization supplying life-saving blood and platelets to hospitals in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (U.P.), has expanded its hospital partnerships to include OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group.

The partnership was effective March 1, 2019 and has been a smooth transition for OSF St. Francis Hospital. “We have really had a great experience transitioning to The Community Blood Center and are excited to foster this partnership and be a part of CBC’s expansion into Delta County for the benefit of our patients,” said Dave Lord, President of OSF St. Francis Hospital.

John Hagins, President and CEO of The Community Blood Center shares in the excitement for this new partnership. “The partnership further underscores the commitment of our mission to ‘Connect Lives, Share Life.’ Becoming the sole provider of blood products for the patients of OSF St. Francis Hospital is a responsibility that we welcome and take seriously.”

With this new partnership, patients in Delta County will have the benefit of a dependable blood supply from a nearby organization that hosts over 100 mobile blood drives monthly, including in the U.P.

“Community support is essential to ensuring a strong and stable blood supply for the hospitals we serve,” said Hagins. “We are fortunate to work with generous volunteer blood donors and blood drive sponsors throughout our service region and look forward to making new connections in the South Central U.P.”

“The need for blood donors and a viable source of blood supply is ever present. We look forward to our partnership with CBC and to future blood drives to continue to provide our patients with one of the most essential needs in health care,” said Lord.

OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is a part of OSF HealthCare, a 13-hospital health system and a Medicare designated critical access hospital, providing care for more than 45,000 patients and their families in Delta County and surrounding communities. OSF St. Francis employs more than 600 individuals, with more than 100 physicians and advanced practice providers on its medical staff. It offers hospital, physician and home care services. For more information about OSF St. Francis visit www.osfstfrancis.org.

The Community Blood Center was established in 1955 and continues today as an independent nonprofit providing a safe and reliable blood supply to hospitals in Northeast Wisconsin, the Northwoods and upper Michigan. CBC has donor centers in Appleton, Oshkosh, Little Chute and Woodruff, plus hosts over 100 blood drives every month. For more information on how you can donate blood or host a blood drive, please visit communityblood.org or call 800-280-4102.

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