Your Partner in Blood Bank Technology Solutions
For over 30 years, Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS) has been a dedicated partner to the blood banking industry. BBCS has chosen to remain privately owned to ensure that we can focus on fulfilling our commitments to our clients, the communities that they serve, and the industry. By establishing an annual BBCS CEO Summit, hosting annual meetings with our User Group, and participating in industry conferences we have built rich partnerships with our clients, vendors, and industry organizations.
These partnerships enable us to attain our goals of developing new innovations in blood bank automation that give our clients a competitive edge while providing lifesaving risk management solutions. Our clients experience many of the benefits of BECS system ownership without the hassles.
At BBCS, our Mission, Vision, and Values are deeply ingrained in everything we do, and we take pride in exemplifying these qualities every day. To us, it’s simple . . .
Believe in our Mission . . .
To serve the health care industry through integrated technologies and unwavering support.
Reach for our Vision . . .
To be our clients’ biggest competitive advantage.
Honor our Values . . .
- Be passionate about who we serve
- Enjoy working hard and continuously self-improve
- Treat others with respect
- Have integrity
Technology and Software Development Advantages
We stand out from the competition for our unique blend of talents: we combine decades of blood banking industry domain expertise with advanced software development capabilities. This powerful blend of capabilities enables BBCS to deliver systems that provide real solutions to blood center management challenges, while at the same time offering unprecedented functionality and robust application performance.
The BBCS team uses Scrum development, an iterative, agile software development framework that supports the creation of user-responsive, high-quality applications. Several of our personnel possess advanced Scrum certification. The company also has individuals certified as Project Management Professionals (PMP) by the Project Management Institute. They keep both internal and client implementation projects running smoothly.
Our choice of IBM as the hardware platform for our applications provides our customers with unparalleled system stability and reliability, robust performance, and scalability. We either build our software applications natively on the IBM iSeries platform or through Java programming language, ensuring smooth compatibility with all major operating systems, web browsers, and handheld devices.
History of BBCS Innovation and Service
Incorporated in 1981, Blood Bank Computer Systems, Inc. (BBCS), formerly known as Software Brokers Inc., (SBI) was contracted by Cascade Regional Blood Services (CRBS) in 1983 to locate a donor center software application that would support the current and future needs of a mid-sized facility. When none was found, BBCS and CRBS partnered to develop a new type of blood banking software. The software was designed to integrate all the functions of a blood bank operation while allowing the center to configure it to their needs and size.
The first Blood Bank Control System was implemented in 1987. Within the next two years, it was in full production at Cascade Regional Blood Services and a second blood bank as well. Over time, BBCS has continually evolved and improved its products, adding stability, enhanced functionality, client configuration options, and the increased security that the blood banking industry required.
All of this was made possible by our founder and former President & CEO, Beth McGee. Beth propelled BBCS forward to achieve continued innovation, including automation of the company and enhancements to its products. Under her direction, BBCS released one of the first 510(k) approved software applications to the blood banking industry. She continued to expand the organization’s leadership team depth, resulting in even more robust and best-in-class products released to the market.
Our solutions have consistently led the industry, helping blood centers to run their operations more effectively, decrease data entry errors, and increase processing throughput. Our customers have been able to improve the blood donation experience by speeding up the screening and registration process. They’ve benefitted from a powerful set of tools to manage inventory, process orders, mitigate their risk, and support quality assurance.
Present and Future
Currently the Blood Bank Control System solution is the choice for almost 30 ‘primary’ facilities with numerous satellite locations nationwide, supporting over 1.3 million units annually. At BBCS, it has always been our philosophy to partner with the blood banking and transfusion professionals that work with the application every day. Our products continue to evolve based on input from our clients and to take advantage of developing technologies such as tablet computers, smartphones, and cloud deployment.
BBCS has long been at the forefront of blood banking software innovation. We continue to strive to develop products that streamline and enhance the operational effectiveness of the blood banking industry well into the future.