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Coronavirus Impact on Blood Supply: Giving Blood Is Safe

Amidst novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention measures, Vitalant and other blood centers nationwide are urging healthy individuals to donate blood—and organizations to maintain scheduled blood drives—to ensure patients have the lifesaving blood they need.

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New Name, Unified Brand for 127 Nationwide Donation Centers

Blood Systems announced Sept. 24, 2018 that its 10 blood center brands, research institute and specialty laboratory will unite as Vitalant. 

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Blood Donation Urged during April, National Donate Life Month

Every day, organ and blood marrow transplant patients require blood transfusions; a single liver transplant patient can need 20 or more units of blood. Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all who are eligible to give blood to make an appointment now to give in April, National Donate Life Month. 

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Volunteer Blood Donors Needed to Reverse Prolonged Shortage

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Blood Donors Urgently Needed During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Year-round, patients battling cancer use more than a quarter of the U.S. blood supply. This October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all eligible donors to give blood to make sure an adequate supply is ready for every patient without delay.

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