blood donations

Vitalant Is Facing A Blood Shortage

The organization says there's less than a four-day supply of most blood types to meet a patient's needs.

MINNESOTA & NORTH DAKOTA (KVRR)– On World Blood Donor Day, Vitalant is asking for all eligible donors to donate blood as the non-profit is facing a shortage. The organization says there’s less than a four-day supply of most blood types to meet a patient’s needs. Type O blood is below a two-day supply. This type is used in trauma situations….

Healthy blood donors needed among Coronavirus concerns

Those at Vitalant say there's been a drastic decline in donors

FARGO, N.D. — Staff at Vitalant in Fargo say the need for blood donations is more urgent amid coronavirus concerns. They say there’s been a decline in donors coming in and a 30 percent increase in no-shows. The CDC says it’s highly unlikely COVID-19 can be transmitted through blood transfusions. Those at Vitalant say it’s imperative that healthy people donate…

Think About Donating Blood For The 4th

Donations from O-negative donors, the universal blood type, are especially important this time of year due to increased accidents and trauma cases.

FARGO, N.D. – As we approach the July 4th holiday and what will be a long weekend for many across the U.S., Vitalant is bracing for a national shortfall of nearly 8,500 blood donations the week of July 1. In an effort to bolster local and national blood supplies and be prepared for unexpected events, Vitalant is calling on the…

KVRR Kicks Off Holiday Blood Drive With Vitalant

The Holiday Blood Drive with Vitalant, formerly known as United Blood Services, takes place Dec. 17-31

FARGO– You can give someone the gift of life this holiday season by doing one simple act, donating blood. “There is a constant need, not only for daily needs, as in premature babies are being born, surgery, patients, trauma situations, or those battling cancer, and it’s always the blood on the shelf that saves the patient’s life,” Vitalant senior donor…

NDSU Lends Helping Hand to United Blood Services

they collected 100 bags on the first day of the blood drive

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU students lent a helping hand to United Blood Services. The university put on a two-day blood drive which started yesterday. The purpose was to get all university athletic programs involved in giving back to the community. More than 80 people donated yesterday and close to 100 donated today. The goal was to collect 300 bags of blood….