News & Announcements

Tour Innovation in Action at Vitalant thumbnail
Article Date: 1/30/2024 | Category: VITALANT NEWS
The Vitalant Innovation Center is uniquely helping advance the science of transfusion medicine.
Vitalant and NMDP Open Stem Cell Collection Site, Filling a Geographical Gap thumbnail
Article Date: 1/19/2024 | Category: VITALANT NEWS
Two mission-driven nonprofit organizations dedicated to saving and improving lives join forces to create the Vitalant – NMDP Collection Center in Tempe, Ariz
New Senior Vice President of Biotherapies Brings Wealth of Experience  thumbnail
Article Date: 1/16/2024 | Category: VITALANT NEWS
Becky Butler Cap will work to strengthen Vitalant’s portfolio of services for biotherapy developers. 
Vitalant’s Cell Therapy Lab Partners with National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® to Expand Access  thumbnail
Article Date: 9/28/2023 | Category: VITALANT NEWS
Vitalant’s Cell Therapy Lab Partners with National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match® to Expand Access
Vitalant Leaders at the Forefront of Blood Donor Eligibility Change thumbnail
Article Date: 8/28/2023 | Category: VITALANT NEWS
Vitalant implemented the FDA's individual donor assessment eligibility guidance, welcoming more people to help save lives through blood donation. Two of Vitalant's research and medical affairs leaders reflect on the journey that led to this modernizing of blood donation eligibility. 
Ribbon-Cutting Unveils the Vitalant Innovation Center  thumbnail
Article Date: 8/14/2023 | Category: VITALANT NEWS
The Vitalant Innovation Center is a dedicated space to pioneer improvements and collect and prepare investigational blood products for research.
Coagulation Laboratory Services and New Test Offerings thumbnail
Article Date: 5/31/2023 | Category: SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Vitalant Coagulation Laboratory is a full-service reference laboratory specializing in functional coagulation testing. With more than 120 test offerings and 35 years of serving the medical community, it proudly offers both gold standard and esoteric coagulation testing to more than 100 clients throughout the United States. 
SARS-CoV-2 RNA from Pre-Symptomatic Donor Plasma Not Infectious in Models thumbnail
Article Date: 9/1/2022 | Category: VITALANT NEWS
Although there has been no evidence of transfusion-transmitted SARS-CoV-2 resulting in COVID-19 and the U.S. blood supply is extraordinarily safe, researchers from Vitalant, the American Red Cross, New York Blood Center and Bloodworks Northwest set out to assess to what degree SARS-CoV-2 could find its way into the blood supply from pre-symptomatic donors, and what if any impact it could have on patient care.
Vitalant’s Dr. Michael Busch Serving as International Society of Blood Transfusion President thumbnail
Article Date: 8/25/2022 | Category: VITALANT NEWS
This summer, Vitalant Research Institute Director Emeritus and Vice President Michael Busch, M.D., Ph.D., became president of the International Society of Blood Transfusion.
Integrating Vitalant Systems in Pittsburgh and Cleveland thumbnail
Article Date: 7/20/2022 | Category: VITALANT NEWS
Vitalant systems integration scheduled for May 2023
Vitalant Research Institute: New Leader, Same Tradition of Research Excellence thumbnail
Article Date: 7/13/2022 | Category: VITALANT NEWS
Vitalant Research Institute’s tradition of excellence in lifesaving research will continue under new leadership. Founder and Director Michael Busch, M.D., Ph.D., begins to wind down his storied career and transition to a new role as director emeritus of Vitalant Research Institute, while continuing as a vice president of research and scientific programs within Vitalant.
Vitalant Leads Industry in Integrating Transfusion and Reference Lab Activities thumbnail
Article Date: 6/30/2022 | Category: VITALANT NEWS
Patient Health Software launched in Denver, Lafayette, Tempe and Spokane
Vitalant Medical Director Announcement thumbnail
Article Date: 5/24/2022 | Category: VITALANT NEWS

Vitalant welcomes Dr. Sierra Simmons as the new Vitalant Field Medical Director for our Southwest Division hospitals.

Right-Sizing Use of Group A Versus AB Plasma – America’s Blood Centers Article thumbnail
Article Date: 3/14/2022 | Category: VITALANT NEWS

The use of group A plasma during the early resuscitation of adult trauma patients is a rapidly growing practice.

In recent years, the use of group A – instead of AB – plasma during the initial resuscitation of adult trauma patients has gained support. A comprehensive survey published in 2016 found that 63-percent of participating American Level 1 trauma centers were using group A plasma to support the transfusion needs of their trauma patients having unknown blood types.

Future Best Practices for Ordering HLA thumbnail
Article Date: 1/10/2022 | Category: SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENTS

For those facilities who have already transitioned to the customer portal (all hospitals areas except Cleveland, Pittsburgh and New Jersey), ordering Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) product is easier than ever. Vitalant can accept HLA product requests electronically. In fact, using the customer portal is the preferred method for receiving these requests and allows Vitalant to process HLA requests more effectively and efficiently for our customers.

Did you know that not all LVDS platelets are the same? thumbnail
Article Date: 1/10/2022 | Category: VITALANT NEWS

Vitalant provides platelets with the longest potential shelf life available to hospitals without secondary testing.

LVDS 48-hour/7-day Platelet Products thumbnail
Article Date: 10/4/2021 | Category: VITALANT NEWS

Large Volume Delayed Sampling (LVDS) 48-hour/7-day platelet products are now fully licensed and available for all Vitalant hospital partner locations.

Groundbreaking COVID-19 Blood Donor Seroprevalence Study Illustrates Increase in Population with Antibodies Because of Vaccination thumbnail
Article Date: 9/2/2021 | Category: PRESS RELEASES

Today, the largest nationwide SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence survey, funded by the CDC and supported by 17 blood collection organizations representing blood donations from across all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, published its latest findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Coordinator Spotlight: Dr. Elizabeth M. St. Lezin, MD | San Francisco VA Medical Center  thumbnail
Article Date: 8/30/2021 | Category: VITALANT NEWS

The San Francisco VA Medical Center has been a long-time advocate of hospitals hosting blood drives. The organization has hosted four blood drives per year for decades, most recently under the leadership of Dr. St. Lezin, Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Assistant Chief Laboratory Medicine & Director of Transfusion Services.

Why Blood Matters – A Blood Recipient Story thumbnail
Article Date: 8/30/2021 | Category: VITALANT NEWS

Pregnancy doesn’t always go as expected. In a worst-case scenario, some women experience what’s known as an ectopic pregnancy, a rare complication that can cause severe bleeding and death within the blink of an eye.

Manufacturing of Additional Pooled Cryoprecipitate thumbnail
Article Date: 8/9/2021 | Category: SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENTS

Vitalant began manufacturing pooled cryoprecipitate (pooled cryo) from plasma frozen within 24 hours. Adding this manufacturing option will help alleviate ongoing pooled cryo inventory pressures.