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

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:51pm
Key Points: 
  • 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.

Critical Shortage of Blood and Blood Components

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 12:00pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Vitalant, one of the largest national nonprofit blood banks, is declaring a critical shortage of blood.

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  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Vitalant, one of the largest national nonprofit blood banks, is declaring a critical shortage of blood.
  • This call to action comes as blood providers nationwide struggle with less than a two days' supply of necessary blood types.
  • Due to the critical shortage, donors are strongly encouraged to give blood as soon as possible by calling 877-258-4825 (877-25-VITAL) or going online to vitalant.org .
  • Currently, all blood types and components are needed, with a special need for platelets and type O blood donations.

Vitalant and Facebook join forces to reverse blood shortages

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 5:37pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Vitalant (vye-TAL-ent), formerly known as Blood Systems, is a partnering blood center on Facebook's blood donation feature launched today.

Key Points: 
  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Vitalant (vye-TAL-ent), formerly known as Blood Systems, is a partnering blood center on Facebook's blood donation feature launched today.
  • This feature allows any registered user to respond to the call for blood donations and become part of the solution to the nation's escalating blood shortages.
  • "We're proud to partner with Vitalant and other blood centers to help raise awareness and prevent seasonal shortages."
  • Facebook users in Vitalant service areas including Chicago and San Francisco are among the first to access the new blood donation feature beginning today.

Vitalant Launches Community Awareness And Education Campaign To Address Declining Number Of Local Blood Donors

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

Vitalant serves as the exclusive blood product provider for Allegheny Health Network and UPMC Health Systems as well as other hospitals in the area.

Key Points: 
  • Vitalant serves as the exclusive blood product provider for Allegheny Health Network and UPMC Health Systems as well as other hospitals in the area.
  • Local blood donors provided about 74,000 pints of blood, less than half the amount needed.
  • Today's news conference is the first step in a multi-pronged approach to recruit and retain more blood donors across Vitalant's service area.
  • Vitalant inspires local communities to serve the needs of others and transform lives through the selfless act of donating blood.