Can CCP Help COVID-19 Patients?
People who either had COVID-19, are vaccinated or both have antibodies in their plasma. If blood donors’ antibodies are high enough, their plasma can help patients with weakened immune systems who are battling the virus.
Donating Blood Saves Chicago-Area Life
Howard became a blood donor to save other people’s lives. He never imagined that donating blood would also save his own life. Twice.
Honoring Women in Leadership
International Women’s Day on March 8 celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the globe. Here at Vitalant, we’re fortunate to have many strong female leaders helping us fulfill our lifesaving mission, inspiring others to be their best and serving our donors, customers and employees with compassion and dedication.
Donor Motivation: Using the Wellness Check for Recruiting Donors
As a coordinator, one of your most important responsibilities is recruiting new blood donors and encouraging existing blood donors to give again. In most cases, people are motivated by the ability to help someone in their community heal from trauma. In other cases, a donor might be interested in an incentive. Or sometimes, the donor is wondering what’s in it for them.
How the Blood Supply Works in the U.S.
Blood donation in the U.S. has a long history of science and the good heart of giving blood donors. In most cases, family members donate blood for their loved ones but for a sustainable blood supply, we need everyone to give blood.
Blood Drive Coordinators Get Special Recognition for Recruiting New Donors
Do you remember your first blood donation? Was it at a blood drive? Blood drives are the way many people make their first blood donation. That’s because blood drives at work, school, houses of worship and community centers make it convenient for people to take that first step to becoming a lifelong blood donor.