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Learn about donating blood

Learn about every step in our simple blood donation process and what to expect.

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Donating blood is safe and easy to do. Find out the general eligibility criteria.


Because of You, Life Doesn’t Stop

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. This could be a little girl in the ICU or a mother with Stage 3 leukemia. If you’re worried about needles, don’t be—most blood donors compare the experience to a mild, split-second pinch! The entire process is very safe and very fast, and you will feel amazing knowing you potentially saved up to three people.

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When you give blood with Vitalant, you save lives in your community and beyond.

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Save even more lives by hosting a blood drive and inviting other people to donate blood.

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You can support hospital patients by providing assistance in various areas of Vitalant's mission.

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Discover how rewarding it is to make an impact on people's lives by becoming part of the Vitalant team.

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We Are All Vital

With our national footprint, deep community roots and specialized services, we are the thread that connects people and resources together to fuel progress in transfusion medicine.



With about 115 donation centers nationwide, Vitalant is near you.


Vitalant provides blood and special services to patients in about 900 hospitals across the U.S.

Curious About Your Blood Type?

You don’t need to know your blood type to donate blood. After you donate for the first time, we’ll let you know your blood type and other important health info. Learn more.

Download the Vitalant App

Saving lives on the go is simple when you use the Vitalant app. Make and manage appointments, access your donor ID, check your health history and more – right from your mobile device.

Facts About Blood Needs

Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and or platelets.

Approximately 30,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U. S.

Nearly 6,000 units of platelets and 6,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.

What Happens to Donated Blood?

Have you ever wondered exactly what happens to the blood you donate at Vitalant? Your blood goes on an amazing journey!

You can learn about all the steps your blood goes through before it reaches a recipient in this informative video.

Ways to Give

Our healthcare systems rely heavily on communities to generously donate blood. However, there are many reasons why a person cannot or will not donate his or her blood. Vitalant Foundation offers these individuals and other community benefactors an alternative way of supporting this critical healthcare need. Your financial donation directly impacts the lives of patients in need of blood.


I want to help wherever I can and lead by example. Donating blood is a small way to give back and it does so in such a mighty way.

Omar in blood donation center


Remy is living proof that blood is needed and that it works. She couldn’t thrive without it.

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One donation can help up to three different people, so that makes me feel really good. The payback is unbelievable.

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Bruce, Blood & Platelet Donor

Vitalant Clinical Services

Vitalant offers a comprehensive array of clinical services for patients, physicians, and other health organizations: