SunCoast Blood Bank
1760 Mound St
Sarasota FL 34236
SunCoast Blood Bank relies on the generosity of volunteer blood donors to save the lives of critically ill patients.
Mission

Our mission is to help save lives by providing a reliable supply of quality blood products and services to the hospitals and healthcare facilities in the communities we serve.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Scott M. Bush
Board Chair Mrs Kathleen Hargreaves
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kerkering Barberio
History and Background
Former Names
Sarasota Community Blood Bank
Suncoast Communities Blood Bank
Organization DBA
DBA
Suncoast Communities Blood Bank
SCBB
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Awarded a competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
Incorporation Year 1969
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $13,739,428.00
Projected Expenses $13,660,758.00
State Info
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2015
State Registration Yes May 2014
Statements
Impact

Accomplishments

  • SCBB implemented Bio-Array molecular DNA testing on a trial basis.  Bio-Array is used to identify, collect and store rare blood types. This is especially beneficial for minorities, as receiving a transfusion from the same ethnic group provides a better patient outcome.  Without this technology, SCBB would have to search the country for the needed rare blood type.  This technology allows SCBB to collect and store these blood products for up to ten years.   
  • SCBB implemented the patient blood management (PBM) system at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  This program provides highly detailed “vein to vein” data on blood usage. Unnecessary transfusions were reduced 18 percent in 2013, when the system became operational, saving Sarasota Memorial $400,000 and the community 1,400 blood components. Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation provided funding.
  • SCBB installed the Bio-Key donor fingerprinting system in all of our bloodmobiles and donor centers.  Bio-Key gives SCBB the ability to implement a safer and more efficient process for blood donor identification.  We now have in place a lean process to reduce expenses and minimize errors while at the same time making it easier for donors to register and improving the security of the donor's personal information. This technology was made possible by a grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
  • New operating procedures were implemented to increase the efficiencies of mobile blood drives by eliminating or improving under-achieving drives. Volunteer drive chairs received training to help their blood drives be more successful. As a result, SCBB was able to increase the amount of blood products collected at our mobile drives, as well as decrease the cost.
  • SCBB fully implemented Mononuclear Cellular Therapy (MNC) in cooperation with Florida Cancer Specialists and Sarasota Memorial Hospital.  MNC is used to treat late-stage prostate cancer to extend life expectancy. A lead gift for this treatment was provided by Harry Sudakoff Foundation.

Goals

  • Purchase the Bio-Array technology. Currently, it is being used on a trial basis at minimal cost to SCBB.  
  • SCBB must purchase the Raycell MK2 X-ray Blood Irradiator.  The current technology is 30 years old and many of  its parts are no longer made.  This technology is vital, as it eradicates antigens from the blood that can cause a life-threatening reaction in transfusion patients.  Newborns in crisis can only receive irradiated blood.  Patients severely compromised, such as those battling cancer and other autoimmune illnesses must also receive irradiated blood.
  • SCBB will introduce and implement PBM at several more hospitals it currently serves in the region.
Background
For 65 years, SunCoast Blood Bank (SCBB), has been the sole provider of safe and reliable blood products and services to communities in Southwest Florida. SunCoast also provides transfusion services at several local hospitals. The most common need arises from cancer patients, trauma patients, and surgical patients.  The most vulnerable patients are newborns in crisis needing blood or platelets. SCBB provides a wide range of blood services and medically-ordered therapeutic blood procedures to outpatients and inpatients throughout the region.  SunCoast Blood Bank provides 24/7 care 365 day of the year.
 
SCBB needs an average of 150 units of blood a day to meet the needs of our local hospitals and healthcare facilities. Meeting that requirement is becoming more challenging.  Less than 5% of the United States population donates blood.  Many of our most loyal blood donors, members of the “greatest generation” are no longer able to give. At the same time, the FDA is enforcing tougher safety standards disqualifying a large population of younger potential donors.
 
SunCoast Blood Bank operates five donor centers and conducts over 1,300 mobile blood drives a year. Blood drives are held at schools, businesses, community centers and places of worship seven days a week and account for 60% of all blood collection.
Needs
1. SunCoast Blood Bank is raising funds to purchase a Raycell MK2 X-ray Blood Irradiator. This instrument is vital to our mission to provide safe and reliable blood products, as it eradicates antigens from blood which can cause a life-threatening reaction in transfusion patients. All patients with a compromised immune system must receive irradiated blood to prevent a rare complication of transfusion called Transfusion Associated Graft-Versus Host Disease (TA-GVHD). Patients who are immune-compromised are at increased risk of TA-GVHD, a rare but nearly 100% fatal complication of transfusion. The cost is $359,428.
 
2. SCBB must raise the funds to purchase the Bio-Array technology. Currently, it is being used on a trial basis at little cost to SCBB. The cost to purchase the program with all of the needed components is $62,000.
 
3. Expand the scholarship program to capture young donors who are likely to become life-long donors. Scholarship needs range from $500-$1500
 
4. Renovate the Mound Street location to create a more inviting and comfortable setting for our donors $25,000.
 
5. Maintain and/or acquire collection instruments that enable SCBB to operate as safely and efficiently as possible. Platelet collection kits start at $300. Blood collection machines cost between $40,000-$65,000.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

SunCoast Blood Bank (SCBB) was founded in 1949 as the Lower West Coast Blood Bank. Our tagline "Live here. Give here. Stays here.," embodies our purpose. Although the name has changed, our mission to remain a local, independent blood center, providing quality blood products to community hospitals, remains strong. Not only has SCBB prevailed in the unprecedented number of blood bank consolidations in the industry, it has flourished. 

 
SCBB has become a model for independent non-profit blood centers around the country. It was among the first to appoint a Transfusion Safety Officer (TSO) to its staff. The TSO collaborates with clinical and technical personnel to ensure the safe, efficient, and evidence-based use of blood products and blood-related resources. It has also established itself as an industry leader by utilizing patient blood management software (PBM). PBM tracks each individual unit of blood from the time of collection, through testing, matching and actual patient transfusion. This provides comprehensive safety assurance. PBM also allows SCBB and the hospitals it serves to reduce the cost of healthcare while improving patient care.
 
With excellent management, superior technology and dedicated staff, another key to our success is a strong local presence. Unlike other mega blood centers, our structure is totally community based. As a CEO living in the community we serve, with a local board, I am able to move quickly and efficiently to serve the needs of the hospitals and health care providers we work with.

SCBB is grateful for the tremendous support it receives from our community. Our blood donors and our financial donors are the backbone of our organization. We strive each day to be the best, because lives depend on it.
 
Scott Bush, CEO 
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

I am proud to help forward the mission of SunCoast Blood Bank, to provide a reliable supply of quality blood products and services to hospitals and health centers in need. We have faced the challenges of today’s economy, and we have thrived.  Thanks to the support of local foundations, businesses, media, civic organizations, individual financial donors, and most of all, our loyal blood donors, SunCoast is stronger than ever. Thanks to the generosity of our community, a new bloodmobile recently hit the streets, allowing SunCoast to host more than 200 additional blood drives.  We have streamlined our operations even further, with new facilities to serve as a staging hub for all of our mobile operations. It is a privilege to serve our community and contribute to its well-being.

Kathleen Hargreaves, President
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Charlotte
FL- DeSoto
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Health Care
Secondary Org Type Health Care
Programs
Description

A recent collaboration with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute has enabled SunCoast Blood Bank to participate in groundbreaking cellular therapy (MNC) for patients undergoing ovarian and prostate cancer treatments.

With the ovarian cancer therapy still in the clinical study phase, the prostate cancer program is FDA approved and currently active in many centers across the US. Locally, SunCoast Blood Bank has been designated as the licensed and equipped institution to participate in this program.

 
MNC is an alternative treatment for stage-four prostate cancer patients which utilizes an individual’s own white blood cells to boost his own immune system. The therapy requires the extraction of dendritic cells which are sent to a lab for processing. These are then returned to be re-infused into the patient in the form of a vaccine designed to seek and attack prostate cancer cells. By stimulating the natural ability of immune cells already in the patient’s body, this therapy helps fight advanced prostate cancer.
Budget $180,000
Category Medical Research, General/Other Cancer Research
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Adults Adults Adults
Short Term Success

MNC therapy is a rapidly growing and active field as more and more laboratories are finding ways to treat cancer.  Given the time required by each procedure and the regimen of treatments ordered for each patient, it is imperative that patients have access to a local provider of this service. Local patients undergoing prostate cancer treatment that require the MNC procedure no longer have to leave the comfort of their own community to receive care in larger centers.  With the expansion of our services to implement our own therapy center, local patients will have the option to be treated locally by an approved, regulated and suitably prepared institution.

Long Term Success

Only licensed and properly equipped institutions can perform this procedure and SunCoast Blood Bank has the expertise and trained staff to offer this service to our community. MNC therapy is gaining momentum as a plan of treatment as more and more laboratories are finding ways to treat cancer.

How Program is Monitored

Patients currently undergoing MNC therapy for stage-four prostate cancer are under the supervision of their local oncologist. SCBB works closely with their medical providers during their treatment.

In a clinical trial that supported FDA approval, more men treated with MNC lived longer than men not using same procedure. More men in the same treatment group were alive 3 years after the start of the study than men not treated with the vaccine. The vaccine reduced the risk of death by 22.5% for patients in the treatment group and only 1.5% of men discontinued treatment due to side effects.

Examples of Program Success

MNC is an immunotherapy of autologous dendritic cells re-infused into the patient consisting of prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) linked to granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor. Sequential phase I and phase II trials were performed to determine the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and to assess its capacity to break. Reports from vaccine manufacturer shows that patients tolerated treatment well. Fever, the most common adverse event, occurred after 15 infusions (14.7%). All patients developed immune responses to the fusion protein used to prepare the vaccine, and 38% developed immune responses to PAP. Three patients had a more than 50% decline in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, and another three patients had 25% to 49% decreases in PSA. The time to disease progression correlated with development of an immune response to PAP and with the dose of dendritic cells received immune tolerance to the normal tissue antigen PAP.

Description
The Generation Give Scholarship Program was established in 2006. Studies show that students who begin donating in high school are likely to become life-long donors. The Generation Give program was established to motivate students to donate, thus beginning a life-long service to their community. As the economy began to struggle, the need for financial assistance to obtain the dream of a college education became greater, making SCBB's scholarship program a win-win situation. Students experience first-hand the opportunity to commit a life-saving act, and in turn they are eligible to receive a partial scholarship towards college tuition.
 
To be eligible, a student must donate blood or platelets three times during their senior year or demonstrate support of the SCBB mission by volunteering at least 26 hours their senior year. This can be done by promoting school blood drives, volunteering for SCBB or acting as a "Blood Buddy" during their graduation year. (Blood Buddy is a student volunteer who helps out on the days of the drive). Upon successfully completing these requirements, the student may apply for a scholarship, which if awarded, is paid directly to the college or university.
Budget $20,000
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Other Named Groups Other Named Groups Other Named Groups
Short Term Success

Students now account for 25% of total blood donated in our community.  As we face an on-going decrease in the population of adult donors, it is imperative that we continue reaching out to our youth to emphasize the importance of blood donation and the impact they are making in other people's lives by becoming a blood donor.

Long Term Success

National studies show that adolescents who donate blood at least three times are most likely to become life-long blood donors.  Cultivating the next generation of blood donors is one step closer to assure that demand for blood will not exceed supply - an ongoing threat faced by all blood banks.

How Program is Monitored

Community volunteers and SCBB staff comprise a committee to establish guidelines and to review each scholarship application. As part of the application process, students are asked to evaluate several key areas that helps SCBB determine what best motivates students to become blood donors.

Examples of Program Success

SCBB has distributed over $124,000 in college scholarships since the creation of the program. In 2014, 54 high school seniors were awarded more than $24,000 in scholarships. SCBB maintains an extensive database that allows us to track donors. The data indicates that many of our young adult donors, began giving blood in high school.

Description

My Blood, Your Blood (MBYB) program was designed by a team of physicians and educators as a low-prep time, turnkey package to be used either in the classroom or the home-school environment. Through sophisticated animation and microscopy, the program captures the imagination of students of all ages and helps foster an interest in science. The program also emphasizes the value of community service through blood donation and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Budget $1,000
Category Education, General/Other
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success

MBYB contributes to the science curriculum at a time when scores in science are falling. The program contains information useful to students taking the state's FCAT. The support materials given to the student also encourages dialogue with the family about what they have learned about blood and the importance of blood donation.

Long Term Success

Exposing children to the vital nature of blood as part of the body's physiology, plants the seed that blood is a product that is critical to our very survival. The program teaches the science of blood including its role in transporting nutrients, regulating our internal environment and protecting us from disease. The program introduces the importance of blood donation as a life-saving contribution that can begin at the age of 16. This sets the stage for students to participate in blood drives once they are old enough.

How Program is Monitored

Upon completion of the program, teachers are asked to complete an evaluation. Results of those evaluations indicate that MBYB program is beneficial to the students and that the students enjoy the educational video, materials and pencils.  Teachers also find that this program is relevant with the class’s current curriculum.  The program is consistently rated as well-organized, well-presented, age appropriate, and “kid friendly”. 

Suggestions for improvement are predominately for more hands-on activities (hands-on activities are available for presenters to use). A pilot high school home school program was initiated for the 2011-2012 school year with a team approach of the program presenter and a SCBB registered nurse. All the students elected to have their blood typed.
Examples of Program Success

Comments from surveys regarding plans for follow up included a microscope activity, using blood cell slides, quizzes and activities provided in the packets.  Requests that the program be executed again appeared on many surveys.  Follow up with the 2011-2012 on-going pilot for high school home schooled students: Students are recruiting donors as part of their community service hours, those who are old enough donate, and the science teacher incorporates more information about blood and the circulatory system before each blood drive. 

Comments
Program Comments by Organization
The biggest challenge continues to be the shrinking donor pool.  In order to attract and retain donors, SCBB recently launched an online donor rewards program, where donors can redeem points awarded from donating blood or platelets. Points can be redeemed for gift cards and SCBB merchandise. SCBB has also increased its visibility by partnering with local media outlets, including ABC 7, WUSF, WCTQ, WSRZ. 92.1 The Coast, The Bradenton Herald and Sarasota Herald Tribune. 
 
Scott Bush, CEO 
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Scott M. Bush
CEO Term Start Aug 2011
Email sbush@scbb.org
Experience

Scott has over 20 years of experience in blood banking and joined SCBB in 2005 as Director of Donor Services and Recruitment. Most recently, Bush served as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing SCBB’s expansion into Manatee and Charlotte counties.  During his employment at SCBB, Bush was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 by the Gulf Coast Business Review in 2009 and also was awarded Executive of the Year by the Florida Association of Blood Banks in 2008. Prior to joining SCBB, Bush worked with the American Red Cross for 15 years overseeing various departments within their biomedical service operation.  Bush also served in the United States Naval Reserve where he received the Navy Medal of Achievement.
Scott is a graduate of Ohio Dominican University and earned his masters degree in non-profit management from University of Central Florida. He resides in Parrish.

Staff
Full Time Staff 90
Part Time Staff 42
Volunteers 65
Contractors 1
Staff Retention Rate % 85
Professional Development Yes
Management Reports to Board Yes
Organization Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 2
Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2013
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Kevin Lindberg Dec 2010 - Aug 2011
Dr. Mark J. Magenheim May 2003 - Dec 2010
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Mr. Jason Carney Chief Operating Officer and Transfusion Safety Officer
Mr. Christopher Ebert Information Technology Director
Mrs. Chris Flood Director of Laboratory Services
Mrs. Ginger Fudge Director of Recruitment
Mrs. Jayne Giroux Director of Community Development
Mr. Robert Harper Director of Quality Assurance
Mrs. Karen Hoder Accounting Supervisor
Ms. Laura Williams Dircetor of Human Resources
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
  • Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
  • Child Protection Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • American Heart Association
  • Animal Rescue Coalition
  • Manasota Operation Troop Support
  • Manatee Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Humane Society of Sarasota County
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
2013
AABB Donor Center Activities2013
FDA Blood Bank Registration2013
FDA Registration for Collection and Distribution2013
State of Florida Clinical Laboratory License2013
Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments Accreditation2013
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Dorothy M. Hansen Admnistrator of the YearFlorida Association of Blood Banks2011
Most Creative Donor Center EventFlorida Association of Blood Banks2013
Terumo BCT Award of Excellence in Donor RecruitmentAmerica's Blood Centers2013
The Most Creative Donor Center AwardFlorida Association of Blood Banks2012
Board Memeber of the Year - Maggie VeenemanFlorida Association of Blood Banks2012
Media of the Year Award - WSRZ 107.9America's Blood Centers2012
High School Achievement Award for a Mid-Size School - Sarasota Military AcademyFlorida Association of Blood Banks2012
Overall Most Productive Blood Drive - WSRZ 107.9Florida Association of Blood Banks2013
Media Partnership of the Year- WWSB ABC 7Florida Association of Blood Banks2013
Dorothy C Smith R.N. Award - John HorneFlorida Association of Blood Banks2014
Hospital Donor Group Achievement Award - Fawcett Memorial HospitalFlorida Association of Blood Banks2014
Hospital Partnership Award - Sarasota Memorial HospitalFlorida Association of Blood Banks2014
Donor Chairperson of the Year - Leslie CollierFlorida Association of Blood Banks2014
High School Achievement Award for Highest Participation of Mid-Sized Schools - Desoto High SchoolFlorida Association of Blood Banks2014
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Accident and Injury Coverage
Builders Risk
Commercial General Liability
Computer Equipment and Software
Disability Insurance
Employee Dishonesty
Fiduciary Liability
Flood
General Property Coverage
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Professional Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Comments
Leadership Comments by Organization
SCBB is fortunate to have a staff of dedicated employees committed to our mission.  The senior staff each oversee a pivotal portion of our operation and are experts in their fields.
 
Scott Bush, CEO 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs Kathleen Hargreaves
Company Affiliation Kerkering Barberio
Board Term Nov 2014 to Oct 2016
Email khargreaves@kbgrp.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Charles H. Ball Charles H. Ball and Associates P.A.
Mr. William Dooley Dooley Mack
Mr. James Gabbert Gabbert Investment Group
Mr. Chris Gray Community Volunteer
Mrs. Kathleen Hargreaves Kerkering Barberio
Mr. Ben Hatcher Capstan Financial Group
Mrs. Mary Ann Legler Manatee County School Board
Mr. Kelvin Lumpkin Community Volunteer
Mr. Alan Maio Kimley-Horn & Associates
Mrs. Margaret Veeneman Sarasota Financial Partners
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 20
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Audit
Board Development / Board Orientation
Board Governance
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
Unlike large blood bank conglomerates, the SCBB Board of Directors plays a pivotal role in the local operation.  SCBB seeks potential board members willing and able to commit their time, talents and treasure.
 
Scott Bush, CEO 
Financial Info
Fiscal Year 2014
Projected Revenue $13,739,428.00
Projected Expenses $13,660,758.00
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
Historical Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$37,082$251,632$321,887
$0$0$0
$12,841,019$13,077,248$12,979,715
Investment Income, Net of Losses$80,147$62,178$57,104
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$26,551$64,369$58,619
Revenue In-Kind$271,468$232,920$207,469
Other$25,451$32,142$25,309
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$12,594,549$12,354,077$12,277,342
Administration Expense$888,320$973,969$843,447
Fundraising Expense$75,437$111,242$99,923
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.981.001.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%92%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue119%35%26%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$9,210,723$9,565,096$9,124,937
Current Assets$5,200,979$6,497,405$6,017,801
Long-Term Liabilities$179,000$108,000$0
Current Liabilities$1,125,358$1,308,032$1,118,795
Total Net Assets$7,906,365$8,149,064$8,006,142
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProcessing and service fees $8,991,935Process & Service Fees $10,187,255Process & Service Fees $10,146,721
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountLab Test Fees $1,978,295Lab Test Fees $2,011,229Laboratory Test Fees $2,147,413
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountExport Fees $1,162,404Plasma Sales $627,670Plasma Sales $581,531
CEO Compensation
Co-CEO Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.624.975.38
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%1%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Purchase a Rad Source 4pi X-Ray Blood Irradiator. This instrument is vital to our mission to provide safe and reliable blood products as it eradicates antigens from blood which can cause a life-threatening reaction in transfusion patients.
Goal $327,800.00
Dates Oct 2014 to Sept 2015
Amount Raised To Date 204065 as of Feb 2015
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

Blood centers are unique among not-for-profit organizations in that when operating efficiently, our operating expenses can be covered from fees charged for our products and services.  I am proud to report that SunCoast Blood Bank’s operation is extremely efficient and cost effective. In the rare event of a natural or other disaster if hospital demand were to exceed SunCoast’s current level of supply, we also maintain funds which would enable us to purchase and import blood products from other parts of country.  Our primary challenge is absorbing the costs of capital equipment.  These purchases are not luxuries.  Rather, they are necessities often mandated by the Federal Drug Administration in order for us to continue to safely collect, manufacture, store, and deliver blood components.  We allocate a significant amount of funds toward capital improvements, however, the mandated and medically advised advancements required often exceed our ability to pay.  Therefore, we rely on the generosity of foundations and individuals to help us remain operational as we strive to maintain a safe and reliable blood supply for our community. 

Scott Bush, CEO 

Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial figures taken from IRS Form 990 and audit documents.  990s and audits are reconciled for 2009 and 2010.  Total liabilities reported in 2008 audit: $776,879.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support, as reported on Form 990. In-kind contribution revenue includes non-cash contributions and donated services and use of facilities as reported on the IRS Form 990.  Donated services and facilities are not included in total revenue on the IRS Form 990.  For 2014, financial information has been taken from the audited financial statements as the Federal 990 has not yet been provided.
 
Nonprofit SunCoast Blood Bank
Address 1760 Mound St
Sarasota, FL 34236
Primary Phone 941 954-1600 124
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Scott M. Bush
Board Chair Mrs Kathleen Hargreaves
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kerkering Barberio
Year of Incorporation 1969
Former Names
Sarasota Community Blood Bank
Suncoast Communities Blood Bank

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