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Transfusing Hope: The Powerful Intersection of Blood Donation and Heart Transplants

At only 13 years old, Jen’s life changed forever when she learned she would need a heart transplant to survive. Today, she’s thriving thanks to her organ donor and generous blood donors.

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Back-2-School Shopping Spree Winners are Dedicated and Selfless Donors

The five winners of our Back-to-School Shopping Spree are all dedicated donors.

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Chasing Her Calling: Caroline's Impact in STEAM

November 8 is National STEM/STEAM Day, a day which inspires people to pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering art and math. It serves as a celebration of the inquisitive minds and creative spirits that push our world forward.  

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Another Chance at Life: Davi’s Journey from Blood Recipient to Blood Donor

Davi's inspiring story highlights the importance of resilience, the significance of blood donations, and how FDA eligibility changes allow more people to join in supporting patients relying on transfusions.

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Two Vitalant Donors Inducted into Blood Donation Hall of Fame

The latest class of 12 inductees into the Fresenius Kabi National Blood Donation Hall of Fame includes two Vitalant donors: Scott MacGregor of El Dorado Hills, California, and Nanette Allen of Gilette, Wyoming.

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Blood Donations are Crucial to Marquon and Jawn’s Survival

Two families share how important your blood donations are for their children as we mark Sickle Cell Awareness Month and Blood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

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FDA's Historic Shift: New Blood Donation Guidelines Embrace Inclusivity

In a groundbreaking moment for inclusivity and progress, the FDA announced its individual donor assessment final guidance, which evaluates blood donor eligibility regardless of gender or sexual orientation while maintaining the safety of the blood supply. This change in guidance welcomes more people to donate blood and help save lives.

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