Vitalant in Your Community

June 11, 2020

Based on a wealth of anecdotal evidence provided by frontline healthcare professionals, convalescent plasma – a blood product donated by individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 – is a potent tool in the battle against coronavirus. And during May, Vitalant collected more than 600 units of it ...

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Today, Vitalant became the first national blood bank to test all blood donations for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood collector—serving hospital patients in the New Jersey and New York region—is providing the test ...

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Vitalant—the nation’s largest nonprofit, independent blood collector—serving the local community here in New Jersey/New York, has declared a critical shortage of blood as supplies have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Shelter-in-place orders led to 260 blood drives canceled ...

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The oldest and largest national independent nonprofit transfusion medicine organization, Vitalant, has launched a campaign to help COVID-19 and other patients through life-saving convalescent plasma and other blood donations. The campaign is a prompt to take action and save lives, while reminding ...

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Actor Daniel Dae Kim’s convalescent plasma donation was featured May 1 on ‘The Call to Unite’—a 24-hour live streamed event that celebrates our shared humanity during the coronavirus pandemic. Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver organized the event, which showcases celebrities like Kim, Oprah and ...

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Vitalant – working in conjunction with its hospital partners – has launched a program to treat COVID-19 patients with blood plasma donated by individuals who have recovered from the disease. This blood component, known as “convalescent plasma,” contains antibodies that may provide seriously ill ...

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With high schools, colleges and many businesses closed, hundreds of blood drives planned for April and May have been canceled due to COVID-19, which represents thousands of blood donations Vitalant is not collecting. Consider giving a blood donation or hosting a blood drive after May 1 so that ...

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Vitalant (formerly Community Blood Services) is offering residents of central New Jersey multiple opportunities to potentially help relatives, friends, and neighbors by donating during May. Specifically, the nonprofit, blood collection organization has scheduled six open-to-the-public donation ...

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A world-renowned leader in infectious disease and transfusion medicine research, Vitalant Research Institute (VRI)—a division of Vitalant, the nation’s largest independent blood service provider—is helping direct collection and processing of blood plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients ...

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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. Healthy people are strongly encouraged ...

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The need for blood donations is ongoing, and Vitalant (a nonprofit, blood collection organization formerly known as Community Blood Services) is responding by offering residents of Monmouth County multiple opportunities to potentially help relatives, friends, and neighbors by donating during March.

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The severe, nationwide blood shortage continues … and Vitalant (formerly Community Blood Services) is responding by offering residents of Monmouth County multiple opportunities to potentially help relatives, friends, and neighbors by donating during February. Specifically, the nonprofit, blood ...

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EATONTOWN, NJ — The demand for blood is constant and ongoing — and a significant blood donation opportunity to help replenish the local supply is coming up soon in Monmouth County. In partnership with Vitalant, a blood drive by WRAT (95.5 FM) will be held on September 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ...

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Nationwide blood services provider Vitalant sends its heartfelt condolences to the victims of the August 3 El Paso, TX shooting, their families, friends and the community at large. As the blood provider to El Paso hospitals, Vitalant immediately provided 367 units of blood products following the ...

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The old saying “there’s strength in numbers” definitely applies to blood donors. When you give blood with Vitalant, you’re part of something bigger than yourself, joining a life-transforming movement to save lives locally and nationwide. The same rings true for our nonprofit organization. We are ...

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As we approach the July 4th holiday and what will be a long weekend for many across the U.S., Vitalant (Vye-TAL-ant) is bracing for a shortfall of nearly 8,500 blood donations the week of July 1. In an effort to bolster local and national blood supplies and be prepared for unexpected events, ...

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Locally and nationwide, there’s a critical need for blood donations. In response, Vitalant (formerly Community Blood Services) is providing residents of New Jersey and portions of New York State with multiple opportunities to potentially help relatives, friends, and neighbors throughout June. The ...

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