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Vitalant’s Mission and Vision

Who we are, what we do


Unite blood and biologics donors, talent, and innovation to save and improve lives.

What we aspire to be


Become the nation’s most innovative and inclusive blood and biotherapies partner.

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Vitalant is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit blood and biotherapies healthcare organizations, providing hospitals and patients across the U.S. a safe blood supply. We have a network of about 115 donation centers across the U.S. and host approximately 60,000 blood drives annually. Vitalant provides blood and special services to patients in about 900 hospitals across the U.S. – millions of people depend on blood donations from our generous volunteer donors.

Our dedicated team makes sure lifesaving blood is available when and wherever it is needed. Read more about our collective impact.

But Vitalant is more than a blood center. We also provide specialized laboratory services, transfusion medicine expertise and cutting-edge research. Vitalant Research Institute is world-renowned for scientific studies ranging from blood donor epidemiology to cellular therapy and virus discovery. Vitalant is a partner in the operation of Creative Testing Solutions, the largest independent blood donor testing organization in the U.S., which tests 70% of the nation’s blood supply.

Vitalant is a founding member of AABB (a professional organization that provides standards development and accreditation for blood centers) and was a driving force in the creation of America's Blood Centers (a consortium of independent community blood centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Vitalant). Both organizations play a major role in communicating advances in transfusion medicine nationwide.

Vitalant is an internationally known and respected leader that continues to push the boundaries to advance the experience, practice and application of transfusion medicine. Individuals generously donating blood, volunteering and      giving financially are essential to our lifesaving mission.

  • Research

    Vitalant Research Institute leads the way in cellular therapy discovery.

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  • Vitalant is near

    With about 120 donation centers nationwide, Vitalant is near you.

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  • Vitalant Foundation

    Make a financial donation through the Vitalant Foundation.

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  • Diversity

    We’re committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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  • Careers

    We’re hiring. Come join our team.

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  • Community Impact

    Vitalant impacts lives in communities coast-to-coast in a variety of ways.

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