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Blood Donation Basics

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Common Questions About Platelets

Platelets are tiny, delicate cells in our blood that have a big job to do: clot our blood so we don’t bleed too much.

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Blood Drives Vs. Donation Centers: What’s Right for You?

Blood drives and blood donation centers both serve the crucial purpose of collecting lifesaving blood for hospital patients. Explore the differences to help you determine which option is best for you.

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Introducing Our New Social Media Content Strategist and Creator

Join us again “behind the scenes” at Vitalant and meet an innovator who’s already generating quite a bit of buzz on Vitalant’s social media channels.

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In Their Own Words: Donors Share Motivations for Giving Blood

We asked donors what they would say to motivate others to give blood and the response was overwhelming.

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Introducing Our Decades Special Edition T-Shirts

Stay "cool" this summer in our retro Decades T-shirts. Plan your donations so you can collect all three!

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Power Red Donation: 5 Things You Need to Know

Power red donations let you donate more red blood cells by returning other blood components to you. Find out the 5 things to know about a Power Red Donation.

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Donating Blood

If the thought of donating blood makes you uneasy, you're not alone. To ensure a positive and empowering experience, here are some practical tips on overcoming any anxiety you may have.

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