Kentucky Blood Center Selects QualTex Laboratories as Testing Partner

October 1, 2012

ATLANTA, GA - QualTex Laboratories (QualTex) shows it continues to grow by announcing it has been selected by Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) to perform its infectious disease testing for whole blood and platelet components.  The samples will be analyzed at QualTex's newest facility located in Norcross, Georgia, which is closer in proximity to KBC, and advances QualTex's presence in that region.

 "Supporting Kentucky Blood Center with its critical blood testing needs is part of our mission in ensuring public safety. QualTex currently offers progressive, customizable testing solutions for a number of its clients," said Linda Myers, President and Chief Operating Officer for QualTex. QualTex, which is currently the nation's largest, independent donor screening laboratory for whole blood and source plasma products continues to expand its services nationally and globally.

 William Reed, President and CEO of KBC, stated "Our partnership with QualTex Laboratories enables us to deliver our life-saving services more efficiently to Kentucky hospitals." KBC is an FDA licensed blood center headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. It supplies blood components to 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics, in more than 60 counties. Last year, KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components to its area hospitals.