For over 40 years, the Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) has played a significant role in healthcare in southeast Nebraska. Founded by the Lancaster County Medical Society, NCBB provides blood and services to hospitals in six counties. Thanks to the support of NCBB 17,000 volunteer blood donors, countless patients are helped each year.
The Nebraska Community Blood Bank has changed the hours of operation at all three fixed site locations as of July 1, 2012. As a result of the changes, all NCBB locations will be open the same days and hours throughout the week. In addition to the new hours, all locations will be open Saturdays until noon.
New Hours of Operation at ALL locations:
Monday: 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Nebraska Community Blood Bank FAQ
Q: How long does it take to donate blood?
A: It takes about one hour to donate a unit (pint) of whole blood. Actual donation time is 7-10 minutes. Registration, a health assessment and refreshments are all part of the life-saving process. Visit www.ncbb.org to learn more about other types of donations such as platelet pheresis.
Q: How many blood types are there?
A: There are four blood types, A, B, AB and O. Each type is further divided into positive and negative depending on the Rh factor. You inherit your blood type and Rh factor.
Q: Why should I a be a blood donor?
A: Donating blood is one of the best things you can do for your community and for YOU. Not only is it the ultimate random act of kindness, but there are many other benefits to be a lifesaver. Visit www.ncbb.org to learn more.
Q: What are the requirements to donate?
A: The basic requirements are that you must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 115 pounds, be in general good health (no risk of hepatitis or HIV) and bring a photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport or military ID. If you have further questions about medications or travel, please call 877-486-9414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Where can I donate?
A: There are four NCBB Lincoln locations: 100 N 84th Street, 131 W. 13th Street, 2917 Pine Lake Road and 2700 Fletcher Avenue. In addition, over 250 blood drives are conducted each year at over 140 locations.