At this time, we require both staff and donors to wear a face covering at blood drives or donation centers. Appointments are also strongly recommended.

Make the Most Out of the Moment

Blood donation is safe and an essential activity during this difficult time. Vitalant is partnering with the John T. Vucurevich Foundation and United Way of the Black Hills to help you Make the Most Out of the Moment when you donate blood in May.

When you give blood at the Vitalant Rapid City donation center or a Vitalant blood drive in the area, not only will you help meet ongoing patients' needs, but your generosity will be multiplied, helping another cause at the same time. The John T. Vucurevich Foundation will make a donation to the United Way's UNITED We Stand COVID-19 Community Response Fund, giving $5,000 for every 100 donation appointments honored in May up to $50,000.

Help us reach our goal of 1,000 donors!

Appointments are strongly suggested at this time to help ensure social distancing. All donors and staff must wear a face covering or mask. Learn more about our updated eligibility requirements and how we're responding to COVID-19. 

Make an appointment or find a location

The Rapid City donation center is open 7 days a week.

Thanks to the following community partners for making this possible:
  

Thousands of volunteers blood drive coordinators partner with us to ensure a safe blood supply is available for patients who need it. 

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