United Blood Services is a nonprofit community blood center, providing blood and blood products for local area hospitals throughout the United States.
Founded in 1943 as the Salt River Valley Blood Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, today United Blood Services community blood centers across the country provide blood, blood components and special services for patients in more than 500 hospitals in 18 states, from California to the Gulf Coast, from the "Tip o' Texas" to the Canadian border. More than 25 million people in communities throughout these states depend on United Blood Services' generous volunteer blood donors and our dedicated staff to make sure lifesaving blood is available when and where it is needed.
The national headquarters is Blood Systems located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Blood Systems is a well-respected leader in the blood banking industry. It is a founding member of the AABB and was a driving force in the creation of America's Blood Centers. Both organizations play a major role in communicating advances in transfusion medicine nationwide.
Blood Systems Research Institute leads the way in understanding new threats to blood safety and helping to find practical applications of new knowledge in transfusion biology.
Blood System's Southeast Division is headquartered in Memphis, consisting of operations in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi and United Blood Services (UBS) operations throughout South Louisiana, Mississippi and West Alabama.
Together, Lifeblood and UBS must collect approximately 2,000 blood donations each week to support patients at nearly 140 hospitals and healthcare facilities. The division includes 10 donor centers and operates an average of 380 blood drives monthly. Blood Systems, one of the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers, serves more than 100 hospitals across six states to provide comprehensive transfusion medicine services for patients in need.