Vitalant provides a safe, dependable blood supply to nearly 1,000 hospitals across the country, while our BioCare subsidiary provides plasma-derived therapeutic biologicals. Both tailor their services to facilities ranging from major medical centers in the largest urban areas to community hospitals in remote rural areas.

Hospitals and physicians count on us for exemplary responsiveness and expertise across a varied geographic footprint. We offer a comprehensive package of tools and a unique collaborative approach to help hospitals achieve their goals by implementing evidence-based strategies that reduce costs, demonstrate quality conformance and improve patient safety and outcomes.

Laboratory Services

Vitalant laboratories support health care practitioners who specialize in transfusion, transplantation and regenerative medicine. Among many services, our highly experienced team provides: patient-donor compatibility testing; advanced platelet and red blood cell typing and antibody identification; specialized coagulation testing; and, tissue typing for stem cell and organ transplants. We operate more than a dozen AABB-, ASHI- and CAP-accredited laboratories across the country (Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Sacramento, San Francisco and Spokane). These laboratories include: 

  • Immunohematology Reference Laboratories (7)
  • Histocompatibility Laboratories (3)
  • Cellular Therapy Laboratories (2)
  • Coagulation and Thrombosis Laboratory (1)

Together, our medical technologists solve some of the most complex immunohematologic compatibility cases, such as matching sickle cell patients with personalized rare antigen-negative red blood cells, and provide lifesaving blood and cellular therapy services to hospitals all across the United States.

Visit our Vitalant laboratories website for more about services, tests, sample requirements, licensing and contact information.

Transfusion medicine

What is transfusion medicine? In basic terms, it is the branch of medicine that deals with the transfusion of blood and blood products as part of patient treatment. But Vitalant offers so much more than that. We provide support and consultation to hospitals, transfusion and transplant centers and other health care facilities that leads to improved care and outcomes for patients in need.

Medical consultation

One of our primary responsibilities is to understand and anticipate the needs of the hospitals and physicians we serve. This includes consulting with our health care partners about best practices for transfusion medicine and the selection of blood components for both adult and pediatric patients. Learn more about how our physicians serve a key role in sharing their knowledge of the latest advancements in transfusion medicine.

Continuing education

Dedicated to always improving transfusion medicine and patient care, Vitalant provides physician, laboratory management and staff education programs. As our health care partners work to do more with less, we have placed increased importance on providing convenient access to high-quality continuing education programs that teach blood banking, professional development and patient blood management skills. The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) lists Vitalant as an approved provider of continuing education programs. Many of our courses include ASCLS P.A.C.E.® credits via online self-study training modules and hosted webinars.

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