Is Donating Blood Safe?
It’s no secret that blood donations save lives — after all, 1 in every 7 people entering a hospital needs blood. But you may be wondering: Is donating blood safe?
History of Blood Donation
Making a blood donation at a Vitalant location today means being welcomed into a clean and modern facility, screened thoroughly for everyone's safety, and hooked up to sterile equipment. But the early history of blood donation was a far cry from this environment.
Vitalant Account Manager Wins ADRP Donor Recruiter of the Year Award, Shares Best Practices
Blood Drive Coordinators play a vital role in supporting hospital patients in their community and, when the need arises, others across the country. A critical resource to their success is the support of a Vitalant Account Manager. The ADRP Donor Recruiter of the Year Award was established in 1982 to recognize an outstanding donor recruiter in the blood banking industry. To be considered for this prestigious award, individuals must be nominated by their peers, demonstrate exceptional practices, and have their nomination reviewed and voted on by a nominations committee.
Blood Donation Mental Health
Learn How Saving Lives Brings You Happiness and Confidence
Did you know that helping others has a positive effect on your mental health? It may seem too good to be true, but when you give blood and save lives, you’re opening the door to a treasure trove of mental and emotional rewards.
Donor Motivation: Using Points and Promotions to Recruit Blood Donors
What motivates a blood donor to volunteer to help someone they will most likely never meet? Some donors say they give blood because “it’s the right thing to do.” Others say they give blood because they have a personal connection to the mission. Still others say they give blood because they like to earn points* or sport the free T-shirts Vitalant gives donors in recognition of their lifesaving donations during critical times of the year.
Low Blood Donation
Summer plans are often fun, but for hospital patients, the summer stretch is no picnic.