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.

Vitalant’s patient services, provided through our partner hospitals and healthcare organizations, include a comprehensive package of tools and a unique collaborative approach. In addition to meeting blood product needs, we offer transfusions services, clinical services, laboratory services, clinical apheresis, and more.

We help our partners achieve their goals by implementing evidence-based strategies that reduce costs, demonstrate quality conformance and improve patient safety and outcomes. Hospitals and physicians count on us for exemplary responsiveness and expertise.
We balance our national footprint with local understanding of the communities, hospitals and patients who depend on us. We serve independent hospitals, hospital networks and health systems, integrated delivery networks and group purchasing organizations.


Founded in 1943 as the Salt River Valley Blood Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, Vitalant is one of the nation's oldest and largest non-profit transfusion medicine organizations. Vitalant Blood Services Division is the second largest provider of blood products in the U.S.

Today, we comprise a network of 120 community blood donation centers, making blood donation convenient for 735,000 donors annually. Vitalant provides blood, blood components, transfusion services and special patient services in more than 900 hospitals across 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 and internationally known leader in the blood banking industry. We continue to push the boundaries to advance the experience, practice and application of transfusion medicine.

Vitalant 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.


World-renowned Vitalant Research Institute is engaged in scientific studies ranging from blood donor epidemiology to cellular therapy to virus discovery. The Institute leads the way in understanding new threats to blood safety and helping to find practical applications of new knowledge in transfusion biology.

Vitalant is a partner in the operations of Creative Testing Solutions, the largest independent blood donor testing organization in the U.S. CTS operates high-volume laboratories in major metropolitan areas across the country.


As a national organization, Vitalant is ideally suited to work with national and regional health systems, integrated delivery networks and group purchasing organizations to provide transfusion medicine and related patient services. Our significant experience in customizing service to hospitals of all sizes and complexities enables these organizations to meet their members’ needs. To talk with our national team about system contracting, please email contact@vitalant.org.