Nebraska Community Blood Bank welcomes new bloodmobile

October 24, 2017 (Lincoln, NE) –Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) officially welcomed a brand new bloodmobile to our fleet.

This new bloodmobile expands our fleet of bloodmobiles to four, which will help us to grow our efforts to collect life-saving blood for our hospital partners.

NCBB bloodmobiles travel thousands of miles each year to hold more than 500 blood drives with area businesses, schools, and community organizations. About 40% of the blood collected by NCBB is collected at blood drives; which makes bloodmobiles essential for saving lives in our community.

The new bloodmobile features pictures of blood recipients from our community, including Kim Short, who needed blood transfusions while she awaited a bone marrow transplant. Kim's father Bill Short cut the ceremonial ribbon.

The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce hosted the celebration at our 84th Street donor center, and NCBB staff offered tours of the new vehicle and our facility, and blood typing for guests. 

The need for blood is constant. NCBB needs at least 1,000 blood donors every week to ensure we can provide local hospitals with the blood patients need to survive. All types are needed – especially type O negative (O-). To schedule an appointment or learn more, please visit NCBB.ORG or call 877-486-9414.

About Nebraska Community Blood Bank

Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) has been connecting people and saving lives for nearly 50 years. NCBB relies on the local community to donate blood to help ensure a safe and stable blood supply is available to area hospitals and other partners. For more information, call 1-877-486-9414or visit NCBB.ORG. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.