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Vitalant in Your Community

July 1, 2022

As record numbers of people make plans to get away for Independence Day, nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant is urging all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to help relieve a critical blood shortage, reminding the public that patient needs for both routine and emergency blood ...

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As more people plan summer activities, Vitalant is urging all who are eligible to make plans now to donate blood or platelets this summer to ensure every patient need can be met as it arises. The nation’s largest, independent nonprofit blood services provider for nearly 900 hospitals has seen a ...

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Every day, organ and blood marrow transplant patients require blood transfusions; a single liver transplant patient can need 20 or more units of blood. Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all who are eligible to give blood to make an appointment now to give in April, National Donate ...

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Every day, organ and blood marrow transplant patients require blood transfusions; a single liver transplant patient can need 20 or more units of blood. Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant urges all who are eligible to give blood to make an appointment now to give in April, National Donate ...

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The Pompton Reformed Church in Pompton Lakes recently hosted a blood drive managed by the nationwide, nonprofit blood collection organization Vitalant. Conducted in the midst of an ongoing blood shortage, the event was a tremendous success, with 29 pints collected. “We always want to offer the ...

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On an ongoing, annual basis, Hillside’s health department works with the nationwide Vitalant blood collection organization (New Jersey locations in Lincoln Park, Montvale, Paramus, and Parsippany) to stage blood donation events. This year’s drive, hosted by the Hillside Recreation Center, was ...

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Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant, which serves about 900 hospitals across the U.S., including 21 in New Jersey and New York, urges all eligible donors to give blood during Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month in March and help patients who rely on regular donations to support their ...

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Vitalant encourages all eligible blood donors to give from the heart to help end a national blood shortage in February, Heart Health Month. In addition to helping save patients’ lives, every blood donor receives a mini-physical checking their pulse and blood pressure and a cholesterol test. With ...

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A national blood shortage is further stressing the nation’s fragile healthcare system. Vitalant, which services about 900 hospitals across 28 states, including twenty-one in the New Jersey/New York area, currently is experiencing an historic, two-year low blood supply. The fast-spreading omicron ...

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Vitalant is urging all eligible donors to resolve to give blood in January and help prevent a shortage. Many blood and platelet donation appointments remain available in the new year, a worrisome sign that Vitalant could experience a blood shortage. Making and keeping donation appointments helps ...

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On average, blood donors give about 6,000 fewer donations through Vitalant in December than other months, but patients can’t take a holiday from needing blood. Vitalant urges all donors to make an appointment and make a difference this holiday season. Now through December 5, all presenting donors ...

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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Vitalant is urging all who are eligible to give thanks for their good health, give blood or platelets and help patients who don’t get a holiday from needing blood transfusions. As a special thank you, all donors who give with Vitalant Nov. 9-Dec. 5 will ...

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Nonprofit blood provider Vitalant has a critical blood and platelet shortage and is urging all eligible donors to make an appointment now. Type O blood, which is the most transfused blood type and is vital to helping patients in emergencies, has plummeted to under a two-day supply – its lowest ...

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An estimated 281,550 women and 2,650 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and blood, plasma, and especially platelet donations are constantly needed to help patients undergoing cancer treatments. By donating with Vitalant during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, donors can ...

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As back-to-school and work routines resume, blood and platelet donations have slowed, but the need remains strong. Vitalant is urging all eligible donors to make a blood or platelet donation appointment during National Preparedness Month in September to prevent a serious shortage and ensure blood ...

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As many people prepare to go back to school and back to the office, the need for blood donations remains steady. Vitalant urges all eligible blood donors to schedule their next donation appointment into their routines to help ensure patients have access to a readily available blood ...

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As many Americans turn their attention to filling their schedules with summer activities, Vitalant is urging all those who are eligible to first help patients and alleviate a critical blood shortage by making an appointment to donate. Donors who give between June 30 – July 6 can get an exclusive ...

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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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