Nebraska Community Blood Bank [RG6104.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG6104.AM:  Nebraska Community Blood Bank (Lincoln, Nebraska)



Records:  1969-2018

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

Size:  1.0 cu.ft.; 1 box & 2 oversize volumes



BACKGROUND NOTE



The establishment of an open-heart surgery program in Lincoln, Nebraska, meant physicians with the Lancaster County Medical Society needed a reliable source of blood for hospital patients. The Society responded by forming what is now known as Nebraska Community Blood Bank in 1968 to meet the need for a safe and stable supply of blood. Over the next five decades, they expanded their capabilities and outreach to fulfill their mission of helping to save and sustain lives through blood donation and to benefit the communities they serve.



For more information, see the Nebraska Community Blood Bank website.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one box of records relating to the history of the Nebraska Community Blood Bank, including newsletters, advertising, press materials, clippings, scrapbooks, etc. The materials date from ca. 1969 to 2018.



Note:  See the photo component [RG6104.PH] for thirty-three photographic prints comprised of images of the Nebraska Community Blood Blank. Images include staff, volunteers, past presidents, blood blanks, equipment, and labs, ca. 1970-2000s.  See the moving image component [RG6104.MI] for one promotional DVD entitled, “Hometown Heroes,” 2007.



INVENTORY



Box 1 – Records relating to the Nebraska Community Blood Bank, 1969-2018 (unprocessed)



Scrapbook, 1969-1979

Scrapbook, 1969-1982



 



Subject headings:



Blood banks — Nebraska

Nebraska Community Blood Bank (Lincoln, Nebraska)



 



TMM     01-17-2019

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