Who We Are
In the United States, approximately one blood product is needed every two seconds, with 20 million blood product transfusions occurring in this country per year. OABB members work to ensure that blood products are available to patients who need them, and to ensure the safety of those blood products. OABB members are involved in the collection of blood into needed components, the distributing of blood components to patients, and the managing of patients who receive blood products. OABB members are also responsible for laboratory testing related to transfusion medicine and blood banking.