Blood Donation

Vitalant seeks donors to curb period of low blood supply

The organization is asking those under the age of 60 to donate

FARGO, N.D. — Spring is usually a steady time for the blood collecting nonprofit, Vitalant, but with more and more closures amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of donors the organization is seeing is low. “This time of year we do a lot of blood drives at businesses, high schools, colleges and because those are all being closed down, it…

Coronavirus Causing Blood Donation Shortage Nationwide

FARGO, ND – The coronavirus is taking it’s toll on a lot of industries, including one that saves lives. Blood donation facilities are currently facing a nationwide shortage. It is due to the spread of the coronavirus and new CDC guidelines forcing blood drives to cancel and discouraging people from coming to facilties to donate. Vitalant says people shouldn’t be…

Healthy Blood Donors Needed for Hospital Patients Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The blood collection process is safe and has no impact on the donor's immune system.

FARGO, N.D.–Vitalant and other blood centers nationwide are encouraging healthy individuals to donate blood to ensure hospitals have enough in case COVID-19 infections increase. All blood types and components are needed especially platelets and type O blood. Platelets only have a shelf life of five days so frequent donations are important, and type O blood is the universal blood type….

15th Annual Blood Drive for Chickens

The goal is to motivate first time donors to get out and give.

FARGO, N.D.–Vitalant teams up with Froggy 99.9 and Buffalo Wild Wings for the 15th annual Blood Drive for Chickens. The goal is to motivate first time donors to get out and give. Donors met outside Froggy’s studios where Vitalant buses were staffed and ready to go. Blood letting takes about 45 minutes, and donors are entered to win prizes like…

Fargo Man Makes His 401st Blood Donation

75–year–old Gerry Hamm has been donating blood and platelets since he was in his 20's

FARGO, N.D.– A Fargo man has a history of giving. He’s been donating blood for the last 50 years. 75–year–old Gerry Hamm has been donating blood and platelets since he was in his 20’s. “When I see stories about people that are where they are because they’ve gotten blood donations, it just reinforces to me that’s the thing that I should…

Critical Need For Blood Donors in F-M Area

These patients need you. Just 1 hour of your time can save up to 3 lives this weekend.

FARGO, ND — There’s a critical need for blood donors as we approach the Memorial Day holiday. According to Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, more than 43,000 people will be injured in Memorial Day holiday crashes. These patients need you. Just 1 hour of your time can save up to 3 lives this weekend. It’s not true that hospitals already have…

Blood Donors Needed Due To Recent Blizzard

Vitalant closed offices and canceled blood drives in at least three states, resulting in the loss of nearly 1,000 blood donations.

FARGO, ND – This week’s blizzard has led to a critical shortage of blood. Vitalant closed offices and canceled blood drives in at least three states, resulting in the loss of nearly 1,000 blood donations. Vitalant’s Jennifer Hawkins says blood donors in North Dakota and South Dakota are urgently needed to rebuild the blood supply. “We’re strongly urging our donors…

Urgent Need For Blood Donations

KFGO will host an emergency blood drive at their studios at 1020 25th St. S from 9 to 3:30 Friday.

FARGO (KFGO) – Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, is in urgent need of blood donors. Its blood centers in Fargo, Minot, Aberdeen and Mitchell, South Dakota were closed Wed. and scheduled blood drives were called off. As a result, KFGO will host an emergency blood drive at their studios at 1020 25th St. S from 9 to 3:30 Friday. The…

KVRR – Vitalant Holiday Blood Drive

Holiday Blood Drive doesn't end in 2018.

FARGO, ND — KVRR & Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, have partnered for a holiday blood drive. There’s nothing more important this holiday season than helping others in need. Every day KVRR will highlight another aspect of blood donation. From how to donate to where your donation goes and how it is helping save lives. Here’s how you can help: HOLIDAY…

Father, Daughter Share Special Bond through Blood Donation

Even through ups and downs, Mick and Roberta Pytlick are still passionate about giving blood

FARGO, N.D. — Blood is the glue that binds families together, but back in 1997, it was blood that sparked a tradition that would keep Mick Pytlik’s family tighter and stronger. “My great aunt had an aneurysm, an abdominal aneurysm, that ruptured. She was like another grandma to us, and I was sitting in the hospital with her, they kept hanging…