BLOOD DRIVES FOR HOSPITALS
ENSURING A STABLE BLOOD SUPPLY
A stable blood supply is crucial to the shared mission of Vitalant and our hospital partners to provide responsive, quality care to patients. Over half of our blood supply—55 percent—is collected through Vitalant blood drives.
Many of our nearly 900 hospital partners across the U.S. host blood drives to collect those vitally needed blood products and help bolster the blood supply. You can help when you host a blood drive at your hospital or health care organization.
HOW YOU CAN HOST BLOOD DRIVES
Vitalant offers several ways to host blood drives within your organization:
- Vitalant blood drives can be held in a conference room or other suitable spaces in your facility or on your campus. We also have bloodmobiles that can set up outdoors.
- Virtual blood drives are another way to increase awareness around the need for blood donation year-round. You don’t need to hold a blood drive at your hospital; donors can donate at any convenient Vitalant donation center or blood drive on your behalf.
RESOURCES FOR PROMOTING BLOOD DONATION
Vitalant runs campaigns throughout the year that offer opportunities for our partners to encourage people to donate blood or participate in hospital blood drives. Our Donate for Mothers program was created by a support group within a partner hospital and continues to grow.
We also have resources available to help you boost participation in your mobile or virtual blood drives and spread the word about the need for blood donation year-round.
Thank you for helping Vitalant spread the word about the constant and critical need for blood donation.