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Values in Action

  1. RISES Above
  2. Summer Intern

Mission to Save Lives

  1. Casting a Line
  2. Baseball Fever
  3. Schedule Your Winter Blood Drive Today

In the Spotlight

  1. Summer Drive a Success
  2. True Colors are Red
  3. NCBB Coordinator Spotlight
  4. Social Media Buzz Room


Each and every day at Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) employees demonstrate our company's core values of Respect, Integrity, Synergy, Excellence, and Services (RISES). Once a year, colleagues nominate a fellow employee for the Annual RISES Award for consistently demonstrating role model behavior.

This year, NCBB recognized Renee Hagaman on our Materials Management team. Throughout the year, Renee has stepped up to help fill administrative and facilities gaps. She implemented 'kitting' for mobile blood drives
—helping ensure drivers have everything they need for that day’s blood drive. Her willingness to help out, even when she herself is extremely busy, demonstrates her dedication to the organization.

Pictured: Innovative Blood Resources (IBR) CEO Don Berglund, presents Annual RISES Award to Renee Hagaman.
Join our team! From entry-level to experienced, NCBB offers a variety of employment opportunities requiring different skills, talents, education, and industry experience. View current opportunities today! 

Summer Intern

NCBB enjoyed having Katie Schlattmann, a Concordia University student, shadow Donor Recruitment and Marketing for her summer internship. Katie was exposed to a variety of projects, including how to organize a blood drive, recruit blood donors, and staff drives.

Katie assisted at Born & Raced in Nebraska (BRIN) Races, and health fairs, and organized her own blood drive that received media coverage30 people stepped up to donate at Katie’s blood drive in August and the drive hit its goal! Congratulations to Katie on hosting her first blood drive.

Casting a Line

Congratulations to blood donor Gina Brusseau! She stepped up to make a life-saving donation at a blood drive and won the July Fishing for Donors Fishing Getaway. Gina and a guest will fly round trip for a 3-night stay at a Hyatt Place and experience a full-day freshwater fishing adventure. From fly fishing in Colorado Springs to bass fishing in Florida or salmon fishing in Seattle, Gina can choose her fishing destination.

So where is she going? Gina isn’t sure yet, but she is leaning toward the fly fishing in Colorado Springs.

Gina plans on taking her husband on the fishing trip, but is keeping it a secret to surprise him for his upcoming ‘milestone’ birthday

Snap and Send

Want to be featured in Circulation? We’re always looking for stories! Simply snap a picture and send it along with some facts to NCBB. Your picture might be featured in the next edition of Circulation!
Ben Bossard (right) enjoyed the Kansas City Royals game with his two sons and his father

Baseball Fever

Blood donors stepped up to the plate in June to help save lives. One lucky donor won a Grand Slam prize, which included a $200 Visa gift card and four tickets to a Kansas City Royals game at Kauffman Stadium. In addition, ten presenting donors won pairs of Saltdogs tickets.
Congratulations to Ben Bossard who won the Grand Slam prize. Ben is a regular blood donor at NCBB's 84th and O Street Donor Center.

Schedule Your Winter Blood Drive Today

Nebraska Community Blood Bank is offering some exciting promotions to help ensure the blood supply remains stable this winter season. Please consider scheduling your company's winter blood drive today to help ensure patients in local hospitals have the life-saving blood they need to survive.

Contact your donor recruitment representative today!
Channel 10/11 Meteorologist Brad Anderson stepped up to donate blood

Summer Drive a Success

11 new blood donors and over 43 units of blood were collected at the Channel 10/11 News and KFRX blood drive in July. All donors who stepped up received a Fishing for Donors T-shirt and a free pint of frozen custard courtesy of Culvers. To help promote the drive, the Lincoln TV station invited NCBB into the studio to share the need for blood. Watch the interview and see how O- (O negative)—the universal blood type—helped save a father's life when he was rushed into emergency surgery.
Did you know? If you began donating whole blood at age 17 and made a donation approximately every three months until you reached 77, you will have donated 30 gallons of blood!
Math teacher and Assistant Athletic Director, Lance Smith from Millard West High School in Omaha steps up to donate
Coaches from Silver Lake Public Schools used giving blood as a bonding experience

True Colors are Red

Coaches from Nebraska not only cheer red, they bleed red. The Nebraska Coaches Association set a new record at their Multi-Sport Clinic Coaches Care Blood Drive on July 22 with 149 units of blood collected. Coaches from across the state attended the conference in Lincoln.

NCBB Coordinator Spotlight

Recognizing the need for blood donations around holidays, Dan Fuoco coordinates his three blood drives with NCBB around Easter, Christmas, and back-to-school time. For the past six years, Dan has been coordinating blood drives with NCBB and currently coordinates drives at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lincoln.
Q&A with Dan
Q.  Why did you start coordinating blood drives?
A.  My Knights of Columbus church group was discussing the need for a volunteer to coordinate blood drives. Since I am a regular O+ blood donor and have a passion for giving blood, I immediately volunteered.
Q.  What is your best tip for coordinating a successful blood drive?
A.  For me, the best tips are posting flyers early in the church and having announcements in the weekly bulletin and from the pulpit—my Pastor is very supportive of blood donation and is a regular donor himself.
Q.  Do you have any tips for recruiting double reds?
A.  For those who say they are too busy to donate, I tell them donating double reds is less often, every 16 weeks instead of every 8 weeks for a whole blood donation.
Q.  What’s your favorite part about partnering with NCBB?
A.  NCBB staff offers great support. They are very helpful with flyers, promotions, and always provide advice.
Q.  Do you have any hobbies?
A.  I play the drums for a band in Lincoln. I also enjoy the outdoors, relaxing with a glass of wine, and stargazing.
Q.  What is your favorite food?

A.  Any kind of Italian food.

Social Media Buzz Room

Here’s a snapshot of what’s been happening on our social media pages. Click on any image to see the live post!

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