Our thoughts are with those impacted by the tragedies that unfolded in El Paso and Dayton. We thank all individuals for their ongoing support of the efforts of Community Blood Center and Vitalant within their communities. It is the blood on the shelf that has been collected and tested that is available for immediate use when tragedy strikes. Please remember to contact your local blood center and schedule an appointment to ensure that the nation’s blood supply is replenished and available whenever and wherever it is needed.
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of blood collection
Independent blood centers collect more than half of the U.S. and 25% of the Canadian blood supply, serving more than 150 million people and 3,500 hospitals and healthcare facilities.
daily donations needed
33,000 blood donations are needed every day to meet patient needs. These donations are manufactured into life-saving blood therapies for acute care and ongoing disease management.
Independent blood centers operate more than 600 donor facilities, investing in the health of their local communities through research, disease management programs, and clinical expertise