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Patient Survives Major Accident

The need for blood can happen in an instant. That’s why regular blood donation is so important. And no one will be more thankful for your generous gift than the hospital patients who need a transfusion…

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Veterans Day: Proud to Serve the Community

My name is Felecia Renee Mercado. I am a technical services support specialist at Vitalant in Pittsburgh, and a nearly 22-year Army veteran.

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What are platelets?

Platelets are tiny cell fragments in your blood with a big job.

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Reflections on the past, present and future of Vitalant

Vitalant’s mission to ensure a safe, ample blood supply for our nation began 78 years ago as Salt River Blood Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, and has grown to encompass nearly 120 donation centers from coast-to-coast.

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Hosting a Blood Drive

When you host a blood drive, you are making a direct connection between the people you know around you and the hospital patients whose lives depend on the availability of blood.

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Iron Myth Buster

Think you know about iron in food? Separate fact from fiction, and learn some cool stuff along the way.

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