Overall, the number of people donating with Vitalant has dropped about 20% in the last three years, while patients’ needs remain strong. Without new donors, it’s increasingly more difficult to supply the blood hospital patients need. Many people say they never donated blood because they’ve never been asked. Your help is needed to make that personal ask — of friends, family members, coworkers, fellow church members, etc. — to donate blood. It’s a simple way to help even more patients and make sure blood is available when people need it. When someone you referred makes a blood donation and uses your referral code, a record of that donation will appear on your personal dashboard in your secure online donor account, so you can keep track of the good you are doing.