Community Blood Center (CBC) was founded in 1958 as a nonprofit, community-based blood center providing blood and blood products to hospitals and other organizations. Today, CBC provides blood products to over 70 hospitals in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area, eastern Kansas, and western Missouri. As part of New York Blood Center Enterprises, with national reach through our many divisions, we proudly serve as a vital community lifeline dedicated to helping patients and advancing global public health.
Learn more about who we are, job opportunities, our senior leadership, and more.
Who We Are
A generation of Kansas Citians has grown up with Community Blood Center (CBC). They know if they, or someone they love, needs blood in an emergency, CBC makes sure it’s available. But that hasn’t always been the case.
Over 60 years ago, there was no centralized blood collection and distribution agency to serve the greater Kansas City area and its surrounding counties. Instead, hospitals had to collect their own blood. If you needed blood, you had to rely on the kindness of your friends and relatives to donate blood on your behalf. Your life was in jeopardy if there was a blood shortage in your area or you had a rare blood type. That is why a group of community-minded physicians, hospitals, and civic leaders decided to organize Community Blood Center to serve the needs of patients in the community and to save lives.
Since opening in 1958, over 800,000 patients have received blood donated at CBC locations. CBC provides blood products to over 70 hospitals in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area, eastern Kansas and western Missouri. In addition, CBC provides high-quality reference immunohematology laboratory services, including platelet and red blood cell antibody testing, and therapeutic apheresis to local hospitals.
It is through the commitment of volunteer donors that CBC is able to maintain its heritage of service to our community.
Our Lifesaving Network
In 2018, CBC merged with New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe). As a division of NYBCe, we are part of a network that is internationally recognized for its high humanitarian impact, including lifesaving blood products, specialty pharmaceuticals, and high-quality clinical, technical, testing, and consultative services for healthcare providers and patients. Learn more about NYBCe’s lifesaving network.
Today, as New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe), we proudly serve as a vital community lifeline dedicated to helping patients and advancing global public health through our four-part mission.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Community Blood Center’s workforce and donor base includes diverse individuals of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientation. We value diversity in our community, donors, and team members, and we work to treat all with fairness, equality and respect.
CBC has strived to build an inclusive environment that embraces diversity for all who engage with our lifesaving mission. For decades, we have strongly advocated for scientifically-based changes to the FDA policies about men who have sex with men (MSM) and support the shift to individual donor assessment to determine eligibility. The FDA has finalized recommendations for establishing a blood donor screening process based on Individual Donor Assessment.
Working with Community Blood Center (CBC) isn’t just any job. Every day, we proudly serve as a vital community lifeline dedicated to helping patients and advancing global public health.
A Truly Rewarding Experience
As a Community Blood Center employee, you will not only enjoy working for an organization whose mission you believe in, but also receive competitive pay and one of the most comprehensive benefit programs available.