Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. This could be a little girl in the ICU or a mother with Stage 3 leukemia. If you’re worried about needles, don’t be—most blood donors compare the experience to a mild, split-second pinch! The entire process is very safe and very fast, and you will feel amazing knowing you potentially saved up to three people.
With our national footprint, deep community roots and specialized services, we are the thread that connects people and resources together to fuel progress in transfusion medicine.
With about 115 donation centers nationwide, Vitalant is near you
Vitalant provides blood and special services to patients in about 900 hospitals across the U.S.
Curious About Your Blood Type?
Preliminary results are available in minutes at your first blood donation. Vitalant is now offering first-time donors an initial screening test. Learn more.
Download the Vitalant App
Saving lives on the go is simple when you use the Vitalant app. Make and manage appointments, access your donor ID, check your health history and more – right from your mobile device.
Facts About Blood Needs
Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and or platelets.
Approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U. S.
Nearly 5,000 units of platelets and 6.500 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.
What Happens to Donated Blood?
Have you ever wondered exactly what happens to the blood you donate at Vitalant? Your blood goes on an amazing journey!
You can learn about all the steps your blood goes through before it reaches a recipient in this informative video.
Ways to Give
Our healthcare systems rely heavily on communities to generously donate blood. However, there are many reasons why a person cannot or will not donate his or her blood. Vitalant Foundation offers these individuals and other community benefactors an alternative way of supporting this critical healthcare need. Your financial donation directly impacts the lives of patients in need of blood.
Vitalant Clinical Services
Vitalant offers a comprehensive array of clinical services for patients, physicians, and other health organizations: