The UP Regional Blood Center (UPRBC) is the sole provider of blood products to 13 hospitals across Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This blood supply allows healthcare providers to treat patients with a wide variety of conditions. All blood donations stay in the Upper Peninsula (UP), and a single donation could save up to three lives.
The UPRBC encourages donors to give blood to help patients in need. We are also always looking for blood drive sponsors and coordinators. To organize a blood drive or to make a blood donation appointment, please call the UPRBC location nearest you, or toll-free at 1.800.491.4483 (GIVE).
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The UPRBC is inspected and accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). AABB standards set the level of professional proficiency for blood banks in the U.S. Also, the UPBRC is registered and licensed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a blood establishment.
Blood banks like the UPRBC that provide blood products for transfusion cannot offer rewards, such as cash, that could influence a donor to misrepresent his or her health history or risks for spreading infectious diseases like HIV or hepatitis. Prohibiting valuable incentives is one way the FDA and the blood banking community help ensure that the blood supply remains safe.