Community Blood Centers of Florida, Inc, (CBCF) is a non-profit all voluntary blood collection agency. Each year, CBCF collects over 250,000 pints of blood and blood products for hospital and kidney dialysis patients. CBCF serves Southeast and Central Florida.
BioFlorida is the voice of Florida’s bioscience industry, and represents over 200 member companies and research organizations in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device fields. BioFlorida works to facilitate and advance innovations in the healthcare, agriculture and energy sectors for its membership.
Members include biomedical research and development companies, medical device manufacturing, clinics and hospitals, academia, government and non-profit organizations, and industry services/products. In 2010, the BioFlorida Institute was established to provide support for K-12 science education, and workforce and professional development.
Established in 1970, the University of Miami Tissue Bank (UMTB) is the oldest academic institution of its kind in the United States. UMTB came about and evolved in an effort to provide safe and effective bone and soft tissue grafts to patients long before allograft bone transplantation was widely accepted. UMTB has always been focused on safety and the advancement of knowledge in allograft use. More scientific peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and innovations have come from UMTB either directly or indirectly than from any other organization of its kind. UMTB continues to be a leader in transplantation research and has maintained an impeccable safety record.