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Aug. 24, 2020 – The following statement regarding the FDA’s EUA for convalescent plasma can be attributed to Vitalant’s Donor Services Senior Vice President and Chief of Marketing Cliff Numark:
May 21, 2020 — Vitalant—the nation’s largest nonprofit, independent blood collector—serving patients in 40 states, has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
May 7, 2020 — A world-renowned leader in infectious disease and transfusion medicine research, Vitalant Research Institute (VRI) is expanding plasma collections in San Francisco in the fight against COVID-19.
May 2, 2020 – Actor Daniel Dae Kim’s convalescent plasma donation was featured May 1 on ‘The Call to Unite’—a 24-hour live streamed event that celebrates our shared humanity during the coronavirus pandemic.
Vitalant Research Institute (VRI) is helping direct collection and processing of blood plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients and developing technologies to detect and quantify virus-fighting antibodies.
March 23, 2020 — Coronavirus responses have significantly impacted the U.S. blood supply as Vitalant and other blood centers across the country cope with stabilizing blood inventories to meet patients’ transfusion needs.
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