Ridgeview Medical Center Renews Partnership with Memorial Blood Centers to Provide Live-saving Blood to Waconia and Chaska

Mar 15, 2011, 11:10 ET from Memorial Blood Centers

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) today announced details of its agreement with Ridgeview Medical Center to continue as the primary provider of blood products and advanced scientific laboratory services to the Waconia facility. The renewed contract extends the Ridgeview and Memorial Blood Centers partnership through 2013, and adds provisions for servicing the just-opened Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska — a state-of-the-art outpatient facility providing family and specialty care, advanced diagnostics, access to leading physicians and clinics, and 24/7 emergency and urgent care through Ridgeview Medical Center and in partnership with Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

"In partnership with Ridgeview Medical Center since 2008, we are proud to have played an important role in helping to save and sustain lives throughout the Waconia area by ensuring a safe and stable blood supply for all those in need," said Judy Petersen, Vice President of Operations for Memorial Blood Centers. "And every time a member of the community donates blood through one of our conveniently-located donor centers — like the one in Eden Prairie — or at a community-sponsored blood drive in Waconia or Chaska, they are giving the gift of life to someone right here in the community."

In addition to providing a comprehensive supply of blood and blood components to the Waconia and Chaska facilities, Memorial Blood Centers' nationally recognized scientific laboratories — under the direction of highly trained and experienced medical and technical staff — provide infectious disease testing, expert transfusion and biomedical support, and industry-leading reference and component laboratory services.  

About Memorial Blood Centers

Memorial Blood Centers has been saving lives for over 60 years as an independent nonprofit supplying life-saving blood to area hospitals and other partners throughout the U.S. Operating 11 donor centers and conducting hundreds of blood drives each month, Memorial Blood Centers also provides comprehensive testing and expert technical services as a national leader in transfusion medicine. For more information, call 888-GIVE-BLD or visit MBC.org.

About Ridgeview Medical Center

Ridgeview Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit, regional health care network that includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, a multitude of primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services and specialty programs, and the Two Twelve Medical Center located in Chaska. www.ridgeviewmedical.org/

SOURCE Memorial Blood Centers