National Blood Testing Cooperative (NBTC) is your blood testing service, your way. We offer high quality testing services, at cost, to our owner-members. As a cooperative of independent blood centers, we are owned by the organizations we serve. We are a service deeply rooted in the blood banking industry, and we understand the importance of getting the product testing you need when you need it, so you can focus on meeting the needs of patients and customers.
In their search for the right product testing solution, independent blood centers struggle with fundamental concerns: Increasing costs and staffing challenges in on-premise labs can place a strain on a blood center’s bottom line, impacting its ability to compete long-term; At the same time, when outsourcing to a third-party testing service, blood centers lack control over decision-making, quality, turnaround time and more.
Cooperation is key. Having ownership over the quality, cost, and turnaround time of testing services can set independent blood centers on the path to growth and sustainability. The benefits of ownership can include blood products your partners can trust, transparency and consistency, and a voice in your own testing process and strategy.
"When I became an owner of NBTC, the hard work of creating a model that is truly unique and game changing had already been completed; but also, what resonated with me was the fact that several different CEO’s had put aside their personal agendas to create this organization that will benefit our industry. It was hard to not be impressed by what had been created and how it had been done. I knew immediately that my blood center needed to be one of the founding members."
"It is truly rare to create something that is an industry disrupter. The cooperative approach, which has worked well in our industry, now gives independent blood centers like mine a voice in the direction of blood testing and the control over the services that are needed for a safe blood supply."
"Industry consolidation, particularly in the area of blood testing, creates a potential long-term economic concern for the free-market blood service industry. For the benefit of the entire industry, it is important to maintain healthy competition, and this innovative joint venture of blood centers allows for individual ownership of their testing labs but enables them to receive the economic benefits generally provided to large scale operations."
Bringing together a wealth of industry experience, and with one lab well-established on the West Coast and another planned expansion in Atlanta, we are poised to serve as a national partner for growing, independent blood centers. Our member organization leaders often tell us that ownership — even shared ownership — has intrinsic value and affords a quality of service and peace-of-mind that they can’t find with a third-party testing service. Join us and see for yourself the benefits that cooperation can bring to your blood center.