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April 1, 2022 — Every day, organ and blood marrow transplant patients require blood transfusions; a single liver transplant patient can need 20 or more units of blood. Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all who are eligible to give blood to make an appointment now to give in April, National Donate Life Month.
March 21, 2022 — Starting today, when people donate lifesaving blood through Vitalant they can learn if they have antibodies to the virus that causes COVID-19 and find out if their plasma can be used to help COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems. For a limited time, all donations will be tested and results will be available in donors’ online accounts about two weeks later.
March 1, 2022—Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant, which serves about 900 hospitals across the U.S., urges all eligible donors to give blood during Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month in March and help patients who rely on regular donations to support their treatment, as well as emergency patient needs.
Feb. 4, 2022 — Vitalant encourages all eligible blood donors to give from the heart to help meet an urgent need for patients in February, Heart Health Month. In addition to helping save patients’ lives, every blood donor receives a mini-physical checking their pulse and blood pressure and a cholesterol test.
Jan. 10, 2022 — A national blood shortage is further stressing the nation’s fragile healthcare system. Vitalant, which services about 900 hospitals across 28 states, currently has a historic, two-year low blood supply.
Jan. 3, 2022 — Vitalant is urging all eligible donors to resolve to give blood in January and help prevent a shortage. Many blood and platelet donation appointments remain available in the new year, a worrisome sign that Vitalant could experience a blood shortage.
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