Donor Eligibility Update: A Letter from Dr. Vassallo
Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its final guidance on individual donor assessment, which evaluates blood donor eligibility independent of gender or sexual orientation, while maintaining the safety of the blood supply.
Continuing Her Father's Legacy
Kirsten grew up with a great example of blood donation: her father. Today she continues her father's legacy by hosting blood drives.
Blood Drive Coordinator Spotlight: Blood Recipient to Host First Blood Drive
Blood drive coordinators have many reasons that motivate them to host a blood drive. For many, their lives have been touched by blood donation through a friend, family member, or co-worker. For others, like Kerri their personal experience as a blood recipient inspires them to pay it forward.
Celebrating Volunteers This April
April is National Volunteer Month, and as blood drive coordinators, you already know the importance of volunteering. April is a great month to encourage your family, friends and coworkers to support your drives in new ways!
The Heat is On. Hospitals Need to Know Summer Blood Drives are on the Schedule
The need for blood drives and donations might sound routine, but hospitals need to know summer blood drives are on the schedule. As of the date of this article, there is a need for 3,000 more blood drives* May through August for Vitalant to meet the medical needs of patients and healthcare partners nationwide.
A Final Letter from Mitzy Edgecomb
It’s hard to believe we are in the final stretch of 2022. As we start to wrap up the final months of the year, I come to you with bittersweet news. I have accepted a new position within the Vitalant family. I will now serve as the Vice President of our West Division and will remain involved with our selfless blood drive coordinators. As I transition into this role, you will be hearing from various blood industry professionals throughout Vitalant who will share their unique insight into the fascinating process of saving lives through biotherapy.