LifeServe Blood Center and Kentucky Blood Center Go Live on ABO Suite™

AUBURN, WA – April 8th, 2019 – Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) today announces two new clients have gone live on ABO Suite™. LifeServe Blood Center and Kentucky Blood Center completed a successful transition to ABO Suite, including conversion of all legacy data. They also took advantage of Optimize Technology Group’s (OpTech) Cloud Hosting.

“Our team is feeling great after making the move to ABO Suite! Our donors are also really enjoying the convenience of ABO QuickPass, which gives them the ability to fill out their Donor History Questionnaire at home,” says Stacy Sime, CEO of LifeServe Blood Center.

“We are receiving great feedback from staff and donors alike on the improved paperless donation process. We look forward to continuing to streamline and improve the donor experience with ABO Suite,” says Bill Reed, CEO of Kentucky Blood Center.

LifeServe Blood Center is now the 2nd largest user of ABO Suite and serves 124 hospitals in the Iowa region. Kentucky Blood Center is the largest independent community blood center in Kentucky, providing services to more than 70 hospitals.

“The partnership between LifeServe, Kentucky and BBCS throughout this project was outstanding. This achievement provides for future collaboration as we work together to bring important technology advancements to the blood banking industry.  With both facilities being members of Blood Centers of America, this continues support of our industry first BCA National contract; an important program to provide cost-savings back to the US blood banking community,” says Brian Forbis, Vice President of BBCS.

The blood centers utilized BBCS Implementation Services as well as on-site support for their go-lives. Both the conversion and implementation processes were handled simultaneously. The combined projects took a total of 13 months to successfully complete, with both blood centers going live within 2 weeks of each other.

To read more about the BCA Group Purchasing agreement, click here.

If you would like to receive a demonstration of the feature rich benefits of ABO Suite, please contact BBCS Sales.

About BBCS
For over 30 years, Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) has been a dedicated partner to the blood banking industry. BBCS has chosen to remain privately owned to ensure that we can focus on fulfilling our commitments to our clients, the communities that they serve, and the industry. By establishing an annual BBCS CEO Summit, hosting annual meetings with our User Group, and participating in industry conferences we have built rich partnerships with our clients, vendors, and industry organizations.

About LifeServe Blood Center
LifeServe Blood Center (LS) is a non-profit, community-based blood center that has served the needs of local hospitals and patients in our regions since 1963. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center is the SOLE provider of blood and blood products to more than 120 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. LifeServe is committed to saving lives by providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients.

About Kentucky Blood Center
Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is a community-based nonprofit organization providing life-saving blood products to Kentucky hospitals since 1968. They strive to ensure every hospital they serve has access to a safe and abundant blood supply. KBC is the largest FDA licensed nonprofit blood bank headquartered in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and relies on volunteer blood donors to provide 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs.