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Our impact

Vitalant Foundation (formerly known as Blood Science Foundation) changed its name at the start of 2022. Our lifesaving impact remains the same, and these stories remain as relevant as ever.


By the numbers

  • Every 2 seconds someone in the U .S. Requires a blood transfusion
  • 36,000 pints of blood are used for blood transfusions every day in this country
  • 4.5 million people need a blood transfusion each year in the U.S.
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The Faces of Donation

Imagine yourself suddenly in need of emergency medical treatment. You’re rushed to the hospital and require a major blood transfusion. This scenario happens every day and to people just like you. In fact, most people will require blood at some point in their lives. Here are just a few real-life stories of how donating blood -and funds- can make all the difference. Want to see more testimonials? View all our videos on YouTube.

Vitalant Foundation’s Cases for Support

The initiatives that we are currently actively fundraising for are listed below. Click here (Who we are to find your local Development Director, who can provide more information.

Blood Bank Technologist Training Program: Support Vitalant’s effort to fight the shortage of skilled laboratory professionals by expanding the workforce of certified blood bank technologists while also providing new opportunities for secondary education graduates to engage in meaningful careers. 

Blood Drive Sponsorship: Sponsor a community blood drive(s) to increase blood donations and raise awareness.

Bloodmobile Sponsorship: Support costs of a bloodmobile, which is a mobile blood donation center that meets the blood donors where they are, helping to make blood donation easy, convenient and comfortable. Branding options available.

Diversifying the Blood Donor Base for Sickle Cell Patients: Your financial support helps to grow the donors of African heritage through community-centric outreach in Black communities, which will ultimately save and/or improve the lives of sickle cell patients, 98% of whom are Black in the U.S. – while also advancing blood science research and racial equity in healthcare and overall within American society.

High School Scholarship Program: Support Vitalant in celebrating high school students who attend schools that host blood drives by awarding them scholarship funding, which can promote increased community blood donation awareness and lifelong recurring blood donors.

Student Leadership Scholarships: Support Vitalant’s engagement of post-secondary students and their communities as their schools have an opportunity to earn up to $1,000 in scholarship support by hosting virtual blood drives.

Vitalant Research: Research is an integral part of Vitalant which is dedicated to advancing blood safety worldwide through scientific research, education and the promotion of evidence-based policies.

Please contact your local Development Director to learn more about these funding opportunities.


Vitalant Foundation is changing lives through financial contributions. As the official fundraising arm of Vitalant, the Foundation is continuously working to address the ongoing need for blood and blood donors.

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