Blood donation

Vitalant Begins Testing All Blood Donations for Antibodies to COVID-19

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 11:00am

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Vitalant became the first national blood bank to test all blood donations for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Vitalant became the first national blood bank to test all blood donations for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
  • The nation's largest independent, nonprofit blood collector is providing the test results to donors who complete successful blood donations, which are critically needed now.
  • The antibody tests are part of a full panel of tests that Vitalant performs on successful blood donations.
  • In addition to Vitalant providing lifesaving blood to patients in need, Vitalant Research Institute is leading several research initiatives related to SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.

Haemonetics Announces Sale Of U.S. Blood Donor Management Software Solution Assets To The GPI Group

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:18pm

BOSTON, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE), a global medical technology company focused on delivering innovative hematology solutions to drive better patient outcomes, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain blood donor management software solution assets within its Blood Center business unit to the GPI Group (GPI: IM).

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  • BOSTON, May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Haemonetics Corporation (NYSE: HAE), a global medical technology company focused on delivering innovative hematology solutions to drive better patient outcomes, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell certain blood donor management software solution assets within its Blood Center business unit to the GPI Group (GPI: IM).
  • GPI is aleadingcompanyin providing IT Solutions supporting Healthcare and Social Services,listed on the MTAmarket of Borsa Italiana.
  • These products are sold predominantly in the U.S. and provide a range of solutions to optimize blood donor collection centers' blood drive planning, donor recruitment and retention, blood collection, component manufacturing and distribution.
  • Hemasoft is a U.S. company providing specialized web-based software solutions for blood donor centers, blood banks, transfusion services, cell therapy labs and tissue banks.

Global Blood Collection Market Trajectory & Analytics - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 12:38pm

The "Blood Collection - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Blood Collection - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The Blood Collection market worldwide is projected to grow by US$3.5 Billion, driven by a compounded growth of 5.2%.
  • Blood Collection Tubes, one of the segments analyzed and sized in this study, displays a potential to grow at over 5.7%.
  • In Japan, Blood Collection Tubes will reach a market size of US$183.1 Million by the close of the analysis period.

Desert Financial Arena Community Blood Drive on May 31 Aims for 350-Plus Donors

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:51pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200522005465/en/
    Your donation of blood helps kids like 4-year-old Adelyn, who just had her 66th blood transfusion.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    Healthy, eligible donors are invited to the Desert Financial Arena Community Blood Drive Sunday, May 31, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Desert Financial Arena on the Arizona State University campus in Tempe.
  • The first 350 donors will receive an ASU/Desert Financial T-shirt in appreciation for giving blood at this crucial time.
  • Vitalant , Arizonas largest nonprofit community blood provider has partnered to host the blood drive.

Vitalant Calls on Donors to Alleviate Critical Blood Shortage

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 12:00pm

Shelter-in-place orders led to thousands of blood drives canceled across the country since early March, resulting in a loss of 150,000 uncollected blood donations.

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  • Shelter-in-place orders led to thousands of blood drives canceled across the country since early March, resulting in a loss of 150,000 uncollected blood donations.
  • All blood types are critically needed right now, with an especially high need for type O, A-negative and B-negative red blood cells.
  • Vitalant urgently needs donors to make an appointment today to ensure a stable blood supply.
  • Vitalant inspires local communities to serve the needs of others and transform lives through the selfless act of donating blood.

Local ClubCorp Clubs Partner with American Red Cross in National Initiative to Encourage Blood Donations

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 5:53pm

The excitement quickly spread with Oakmont hosting a drive on May 6 and Trophy Club Country Club on May 15.

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  • The excitement quickly spread with Oakmont hosting a drive on May 6 and Trophy Club Country Club on May 15.
  • The Red Cross needs the help of blood donors to maintain a sufficient blood supply for the weeks and months to come.
  • Beyond the member blood drives, ClubCorp also recently created a Community Relations Committee, which is identifying ways clubs, their employees and members can provide positive support to local communities.
  • The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

Local Blood Center Now Operating From Florence

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:15pm

The Blood Connection (TBC), a local non-profit, community blood center is now staging mobile blood drives out of its new operations hub in Florence, SC.

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  • The Blood Connection (TBC), a local non-profit, community blood center is now staging mobile blood drives out of its new operations hub in Florence, SC.
  • This milestone comes shortly after the organization began hosting blood drives in the community, which support local hospitals.
  • TBC says the operations hub is just the beginning, as it is also working to open a blood donation center in Florence later this year.
  • TBC is an independently managed, not-for-profit, community blood center that provides blood products to more than 70 hospitals within Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Vitalant Launches 'Because of You, Life Doesn't Stop' Campaign to Bring Hope to Americans Battling the Pandemic

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 2:45pm

The campaign is a prompt to take action and save lives, while reminding the public that donations are both safe and essential.

Key Points: 
  • The campaign is a prompt to take action and save lives, while reminding the public that donations are both safe and essential.
  • Recovered COVID-19 patients have immune-boosting antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in their plasma, which can be given to patients currently fighting COVID-19.
  • The need for these and all other types of blood donations has never been more immediate or more desperate.
  • Vitalant inspires local communities to serve the needs of others and transform lives through the selfless act of donating blood.

Local Massage Envy Franchisees Supporting American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 1:02pm

The Sleeves Up campaign is a virtual blood drive where people use an online tool to pledge to donate blood at an American Red Cross location or affiliated blood bank at a time and location convenient for donors.

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  • The Sleeves Up campaign is a virtual blood drive where people use an online tool to pledge to donate blood at an American Red Cross location or affiliated blood bank at a time and location convenient for donors.
  • According to the American Red Cross, the Food and Drug Administration has designated blood donation as an "essential service" and the American Red Cross is strongly encouraging people to donate now.
  • The Massage Envy national campaign with the American Red Cross runs through August 31.
  • Massage Envy locations of Washington are owned and operated Massage Envy franchised locations that have been granted contractual authority by ME SPE Franchising, LLC, the franchisor, to operate its business as a Massage Envy.

The Blood Connection Provides Free COVID-19 Antibody Testing to All Blood Donors

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 2:00pm

The Blood Connection (TBC), a local non-profit, community blood center, is offering COVID-19 antibody testing to all donors at no cost, beginning Monday, May 11.

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  • The Blood Connection (TBC), a local non-profit, community blood center, is offering COVID-19 antibody testing to all donors at no cost, beginning Monday, May 11.
  • TBC will be offering this testing to donors at all donation centers and blood mobiles.
  • This testing is only available to blood donors and a complete donation must be made in order to be tested.
  • If you would like to have the COVID-19 Antibody Test, please make an appointment to donate blood with The Blood Connection, find a drive near you by visiting thebloodconnection.org/donate-blood .