Vitalant Blood Center
Address:1213 21st Street Lewiston,ID - 83501, United States
Vitalant is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit organization focused exclusively on providing lifesaving blood services. We have a network of about 120 donation centers across the U.S. and host approximately 60,000 blood drives annually. Vitalant provides blood and special services to patients in about 900 hospitals across the U.S. – millions of people depend on blood donations from our generous volunteer donors.
Our dedicated team makes sure lifesaving blood is available when and wherever it is needed. Read more about our collective impact.
But Vitalant is more than a blood center. We also provide comprehensive transfusion medicine services and work on the cutting edge of science and healthcare. Vitalant Research Institute is world-renowned for scientific studies ranging from blood donor epidemiology to cellular therapy and virus discovery. Vitalant is a partner in the operation of Creative Testing Solutions, the largest independent blood donor testing organization in the U.S., which tests 70 percent of the nation’s blood supply.
Vitalant is a founding member of AABB (a professional organization that provides standards development and accreditation for blood centers) and was a driving force in the creation of America's Blood Centers (a consortium of independent community blood centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Vitalant). Both organizations play a major role in communicating advances in transfusion medicine nationwide.
Vitalant is an internationally known and respected leader that continues to push the boundaries to advance the experience, practice and application of transfusion medicine.