Vitalant exists to make a difference in people’s lives by bringing together the best people, inspiring individuals to donate blood, producing a safe and ample blood supply, advancing cutting-edge research and embracing continuous quality improvement.
Founded in 1943 as the Salt River Valley Blood Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, today Vitalant provides blood, blood components and special services to patients in more than 1,000 hospitals in more than two dozen states. Millions of people in communities throughout these states depend on Vitalant's generous volunteer blood donors and our dedicated staff to make sure lifesaving blood is available when and where it is needed.
Our national office is in Scottsdale, Arizona. Vitalant is a well-respected leader in the blood banking industry. It is a founding member of the AABB and was a driving force in the creation of the America's Blood Centers. Both organizations play a major role in communicating advances in transfusion medicine nationwide.
Vitalant Research Institute leads the way in understanding new threats to blood safety and helping to find practical applications of new knowledge in transfusion biology.