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Vitalant exists to help people realize their life-transforming potential by offering convenient blood donation opportunities and sharing our expertise in transfusion medicine. Founded in 1943, Vitalant is one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine organizations.


We comprise a network of nearly a dozen community blood centers, each with its own rich history and legacy. Vitalant is an internationally known and respected leader that continues to push the boundaries to advance the experience, practice and application of transfusion medicine.

Mission Statement


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.


Vision Statement


Vitalant will be the leading blood banking organization. Respected, innovative and efficiently operated, we will continually excel in blood safety and availability, customer service, quality, centralized testing and research.


Our R-I-T-E Values


Respect - We recognize the contributions and value of each individual

Integrity - We conduct all of our activities honestly and objectively

Teamwork - We achieve our goals by working together

Excellence - We strive to be the best in everything we do

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