Mission, Vision, and Values

Nebraska Community Blood Bank, a division of Innovative Blood Resources (IBR), has been saving lives in our communities since 1968 as an independent nonprofit. Driven by our mission, we are dedicated to connecting people who need life-saving blood with generous volunteers who give. We provide a stable supply of blood and blood components to healthcare facilities throughout Nebraska.

In 2016, IBR formed a strategic partnership with New York Blood Center to create one of the nation’s leading blood centers, serving patients and hospitals in the Northeast, Midwest, and nationally. Nebraska Community Blood Bank will continue to build its local connections as a vital community resource that provides quality blood and biomedical services to our customers and partners.


Saving lives by providing blood and biomedical services

What this means to you:
Through effective outreach to donors, continual development of biomedical expertise, and brand-building partnerships with the community, blood drive sponsors, and health care facilities, Nebraska Community Blood Bank connects those who need blood with those generous volunteers who give.


To be the best blood center in America

What this means to you:
Dedicated to quality, integrity, service, and excellence in everything we do, Nebraska Community Blood Bank works to ensure reliable and streamlined access to a stable supply of safe blood and related products wherever they are needed. We aim to become the industry’s standard-bearer in providing the highest level of service to all the various stakeholders we serve—from financial contributors, blood donors, and blood drive sponsors to hospital partners, and biotechnology companies.

Core operating values

  • Respect
    We value each other.
  • Integrity
    We keep our commitments.
  • Synergy
    We pursue open communication and practice teamwork to achieve our goals.
  • Excellence
    We pursue superior performance because someone’s life depends on it.
  • Service
    We partner with our customers in pursuit of our life-saving mission.