Community Blood Services Headquarters
Moves to Montvale;
Donor Room Remains in Paramus
Community Blood Services has outgrown its facility at 970 Linwood Avenue West in Paramus, New Jersey, and has moved into a new building at 102 Chestnut Ridge Road in Montvale, New Jersey that is large enough to house its corporate and administrative operations and employees under one roof.
Dr. Dennis Todd, CEO and president of Community Blood Services, said the growth of business during the past decade has naturally led to the need for a larger building to accommodate its 165 employees and various operations. Employees working at the donor collection centers in Paramus and Lincoln Park in New Jersey will continue working at those locations.
“Our Board of Trustees has wanted to see the blood center’s various operations together again under one roof so we can continue to increase our efficiencies, reduce expenses, and improve communications” said Dr. Todd.
“Operating out of one central location in Montvale will allow us to better serve our hospital clients,” he said, noting the move in March 2013 will ensure the center can maintain its high level of service and commitment to the hospitals it serves. Community Blood Services supplies blood and blood products to more than 18 hospitals in New Jersey and New York, including Hackensack University Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, and the Atlantic Health System.
The Valley Hospital has acquired the 970 Linwood Avenue building to use as a cardiac rehabilitation facility and will be moving into those offices being vacated by Community Blood Services. However, Dr. Todd said the donor room will remain at the Linwood Avenue location. He noted volunteer donors visiting the Paramus center may notice construction by Valley in the upcoming months but the donor room will continue to operate as usual, with donors using the same donor parking and entrance they currently use.
"If any changes are made to current operations, we will be certain to communicate those changes to our longtime, dedicated donors,” Dr. Todd said.
This year Community Blood Services is celebrating 60 years of service in the community. In addition to its blood services, it is also home to the public New Jersey Cord Blood Bank, which collects, processes and stores umbilical cord blood from babies for lifesaving transplants and The HLA Registry, a member of Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor Program that recruits volunteer marrow stem cell donors to help those suffering from leukemia and other life-threatening diseases.