Celebrating International Donor Recruitment Professionals Day
September 21 is International Donor Recruitment Professionals Day. They play a vital role in supporting patients relying on transfusions by creating donation opportunities and inspiring donors to give blood. Join us in celebrating the impact our team members make every day.
Blood Donations are Crucial to Marquon and Jawn’s Survival
Two families share how important your blood donations are for their children as we mark Sickle Cell Awareness Month and Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September.
FDA's Historic Shift: New Blood Donation Guidelines Embrace Inclusivity
In a groundbreaking moment for inclusivity and progress, the FDA announced its individual donor assessment final guidance, which evaluates blood donor eligibility regardless of gender or sexual orientation while maintaining the safety of the blood supply. This change in guidance welcomes more people to donate blood and help save lives.
BDC Appreciation Week 2023: Celebrating our Blood Drive Coordinators
Vitalant is excited to celebrate our volunteer blood drive coordinators during our third annual Blood Drive Coordinator Appreciation Week, September 24 - 30, during which we celebrate the vital impact coordinators make on patients throughout the year.
What's the Most Needed Blood Type?
When it comes to patient care and what is the most needed blood type, the answer can vary depending upon the situation.
Vitalant Leaders at the Forefront of Blood Donor Eligibility Change
This week, Vitalant implemented the Individual Donor Assessment reflecting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent guidance for evaluating individual risk of HIV independent of gender or sexual orientation. Reaching this milestone has taken time and an extraordinary amount of effort from many people within Vitalant and across the blood services industry.
Donor Eligibility Update: A Letter from Dr. Vassallo
Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its final guidance on individual donor assessment, which evaluates blood donor eligibility independent of gender or sexual orientation, while maintaining the safety of the blood supply.