Marsh Regional Blood Center Receives Perfect Scores on Reviews by AABB & FDA
DEC. 15, 2017 | KINGSPORT, TENN.
The American Association of Blood Banks and Food and Drug Administration both found
Marsh Regional Blood Center to be in compliance with all operating standards after recent on-site reviews. Marsh is required to undergo regular inspections as part of the accreditation process. The AABB is one of the main governing bodies for blood banks in the United States alongside the Food and Drug Administration.
“The inspectors have been in our facilities and interacting with our staff during these reviews and have absolutely great things to say about us,” Marsh Director Don Campbell says. He adds, “That affirmation of what we do and the level of standards we are able to maintain is a major reason why local residents come and give when they hear the name Marsh associated with a blood drive. This is the 70th year for Marsh after Lois Marsh Founded our organization right here in Kingsport back in 1947. Having a perfect score on this review is certainly the way we want to set the tone for the next 70 years and beyond. Everyone here at Marsh takes great pride in their work and we consider it an honor to be part of this regional community.”
Marsh Regional Blood Center serves 17 hospitals and 4 cancer centers throughout the Tri Cities Region. Each year Marsh works with over 45 regional high schools to host blood drives as well as a long list of corporate partners. The philosophy of “Give Here. Help Here.” is part of the culture as Marsh encourages donors, but also gives back to the community. In 2017 Marsh awarded over $26,000 in scholarships to local students.