Blood Emergency: Vitalant Supply Falls by Nearly 50%
Continued strong patient needs for blood have depleted Vitalant’s supply by nearly 50% since the start of summer, creating an emergency shortage across the country.
Give a Pint, Get a Gallon: Vitalant Urges Donors to Give During Critical Blood Shortage
Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant is urging all eligible donors to help curb a critical blood shortage with a special thank you to all who give: a $6 prepaid gift card to spend on a gallon of gas or whatever they wish, plus a chance to win one of five, $3,000 prepaid gift cards*.
More Blood Donors Needed to Help Overcome Critical Shortage
As record numbers of people make plans to get away for Independence Day, nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant is urging all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to help relieve a critical blood shortage, reminding the public that patient needs for both routine and emergency blood transfusions don’t take a holiday.
Vitalant Declares a Critical Blood Shortage on World Blood Donor Day, Urges Donations
Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant is alerting the public today – World Blood Donor Day – to reverse a critical blood shortage by making an appointment to give in the coming days and weeks. Donors of all blood types are needed.
Blood Donors Can Save Lives on the Go with New Vitalant Mobile App
Saving lives just got easier with the new Vitalant mobile app. Donors can make and manage blood donation appointments, access donation history and wellness information all at their fingertips. All donors who download and use the app in May to schedule their next appointment will be entered to win one of five, $500 prepaid gift cards.
Blood Donations Critically Needed During Trauma Awareness Month
A single trauma patient can need 100 units of blood to save their life. Emergencies unfold in hospitals every day and they don’t happen on schedule. During Trauma Awareness Month in May, Vitalant is calling on all eligible donors to make an appointment to give and help fill a critical need to be ready for every patient need before it arises.
Vitalant Testing All Blood Donations for COVID-19 Antibodies
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.