Celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
Every year during the last week of April, we celebrate Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) where we recognize and appreciate the hard work and dedication of medical laboratory professionals who play critical roles at Vitalant and in the healthcare system. With multiple types of laboratories, Vitalant’s medical laboratory professionals meet numerous needs for patients and the medical communities we serve.
Donate for Mothers, ADVANCE Study Receive ABC Awards
Earlier this month, America’s Blood Centers (ABC), the national organization of community-based, independent blood centers that supply 60% of the nation’s blood supply, recognized leaders from across the country for excellence in supporting the nation’s blood supply over the last year as part of its annual Awards of Excellence.
Five Things to Know About Thrombosis and Vitalant’s Coagulation Laboratory on World Thrombosis Day
October 13 is World Thrombosis Day, a day established to raise awareness of thrombosis or life-threatening blood clots. While perhaps not well known, thrombosis is a serious and life-threatening condition. Here are five things to know, including Vitalant's role in fighting thrombosis.
Vitalant HLA Laboratories Part of the Healthcare Team that Helped the US Reach 1 Million Organ Trans
On Sept. 9, 2022 the U.S. reached 1 million organ transplants according to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Vitalant’s human leukocyte antigen (HLA) laboratory team members contribute to the many lives touched by the gift of organ donation.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Dylan Bowen Found His Purpose at Vitalant
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and Dylan is reflecting on his journey, including how joining the team at Vitalant helped save his life.
“That was the first moment of realization for me that I was doing something important, that I was part of a team that was saving people’s lives,” said Dylan, now a component manufacturing supervisor. “There is great satisfaction in being part of something bigger than oneself, and I have found that here.”
Honoring International Donor Recruitment Professionals Day
The Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals has declared Sept. 15 as International Donor Recruitment Professionals Day. Without donors, Vitalant wouldn’t be able to fulfill our lifesaving mission. Building successful relationships and converting them to repeat donors requires an investment of time, resources and a specific skill set. Our Donor Recruitment teams serve on the front line of attracting and retaining donors.
We’re proud of all the donor recruitment professionals who have dedicated themselves to maintaining and growing our donor base to ensure the needs of healthcare partners and patients are met.