Patients who need blood have several options. They may receive blood from the community, use their own blood (autologous) or receive blood from donors they have selected (directed donors). United Blood Services offers autologous and directed donations, as well as other special and therapeutic collections and stem cell processing, in certain locations. Select your local blood center and contact the Hospital Services or Special Collections department for your area.
About our clinical services
Vitalant comprises a highly experienced team supporting hospitals, transfusion and transplant centers and other healthcare facilities with their transfusion medicine needs. It operates three laboratories out of the Phoenix area: Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL), Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Laboratory (HLAI) and Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CTL). Additional laboratories are in San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles (San Bernardino). Together, they solve some of the most complex immunohematologic compatibility cases and ensure life-transforming blood and cellular therapy services to hospitals all across the United States.
For all information pertaining to services, tests, sample requirements, licensing and contact information, please visit the Vitalant Laboratories website or contact your local Vitalant blood center.