Vitalant in Your Community

May 28, 2021

As COVID-related restrictions on people’s activities begin to be lifted and the summer season approaches, Vitalant urges new and existing donors to make time to give blood, platelets or plasma to be able to meet patient needs, both emergency and routine. The need for lifesaving blood transfusions ...

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Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood, platelets or plasma this May in support of mothers and all patients relying on lifesaving blood transfusions. As a token of thanks, all those who come to give May 1 through May 25 will receive ...

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Due to the ongoing, nationwide surge in COVID-19 infections, there continues to be an urgent need for all types of whole blood and convalescent plasma. In response, the nonprofit, blood-collection organization Vitalant is providing five local, open-to-the-public donation events during April in ...

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Due to the ongoing, nationwide surge in COVID-19 infections, there continues to be an urgent need for all types of whole blood and convalescent plasma. In response, the nonprofit, blood-collection organization Vitalant is urging donors to make an appointment at one of its four New Jersey locations.

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Due to the ongoing, nationwide surge in COVID-19 infections, there continues to be an emergency need for convalescent plasma, as well as a constant need for all types of whole blood. In response, the nonprofit, blood-collection organization Vitalant is providing 8 local, open-to-the-public donation ...

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Due to the ongoing, nationwide surge in COVID-19 infections, along with the usual drop off in donations at the beginning of the holiday season, there’s now a particularly severe shortage of convalescent plasma and an ongoing need for all blood types. In response, the nonprofit, blood-collection ...

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Due to the ongoing, nationwide surge in COVID-19 infections, along with the usual drop off in donations at the beginning of the holiday season, there’s now a particularly severe shortage of convalescent plasma and an ongoing need for all blood types. In response, the nonprofit, blood-collection ...

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Due to the nationwide surge in COVID-19 infections, along with the usual drop off in donations at the beginning of the holiday season, there’s now a particularly severe blood shortage. In response, the nonprofit, blood-collection organization Vitalant is providing six local, open-to-the-public ...

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A robust blood supply is essential, but due to the western wildfires, along with ongoing closures and restrictions related to the pandemic, the number of donations nationwide had recently fallen. In response, the nonprofit, blood-collection organization Vitalant is providing nine local, ...

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A robust blood supply is essential, but from Hurricane Sally, to the western wildfires, to ongoing closures and restrictions related to the pandemic, the number of donations nationwide had recently fallen. In response, the nonprofit, blood-collection organization Vitalant is providing 30 local, ...

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To support pandemic response and preparedness efforts, today, Vitalant became the first U.S. blood services provider to release COVID-19 antibody-positive rates of more than 250,000 blood donors, June through July 2020, including those in the New Jersey area. Those with a positive diagnostic or ...

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A robust supply of blood is essential, and that’s even more true during the current pandemic. Addressing this need, the nonprofit, blood-collection organization Vitalant regularly provides opportunities for New Jersey residents to donate. For September, six local, open-to-the-public donation events ...

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While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has played havoc with New Jersey’s and the nation’s blood supply – triggering shortages while simultaneously escalating need – there’s been some good news recently. An exceptional total of 58 units of blood were recently collected at an event hosted by ...

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Because of the current, nationwide surge in COVID-19 infections throughout the Sun Belt, along with the constant importance of bolstering the local blood supply, there’s now significant need for: Residents to donate blood and, if possible, convalescent plasma.  The nonprofit, blood-collection ...

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The “Vital to Life” blood drive is coming to Freehold’s iPlay America (NJ’s premier indoor amusement park), providing residents of Monmouth County and surrounding areas an opportunity to potentially help family and friends (one donation can save as many as three lives). All presenting donors at the ...

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Responding to the current surge of COVID-19 cases across multiple Sun Belt states – including Texas, and Arizona – the non-profit, nationwide blood collection organization Vitalant is making it possible for New Jersey residents to provide assistance by donating convalescent plasma. Vitalant is ...

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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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