The mission of Shepeard Community Blood Center is to collect, process and distribute blood and blood products. Shepeard Community Blood Center is a 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1978. Today the blood center collects more than 42,000 blood products each year. Over 750 donors are needed each week to meet this need. Shepeard Blood Center provides blood and blood products for 17 hospitals, including the Joseph M. Still Burn Center.