Blood Drive

Vitalant to Host Blood Drive in Support of Grantley Johnson

Donors will be able to sign a "get well soon" cape for Grantley, who is a huge fan of super heroes.

Fargo, N.D.–Vitalant will be hosting a “Not All Heroes Wear Capes” blood drive in support of Grantley Johnson on August 26, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grantley Johnson is currently battling Leukemia and spent his 7th birthday in the hospital because of it. Donors will be able to sign a “get well soon” cape for Grantley, who is a…

Vitalant Hopes to See 500 Donors at Annual Save Our Summer Blood Drive

About 100 donors have given blood as of early Wednesday afternoon

FARGO, N.D. — It’s day two of Vitalant’s annual Save Our Summer Blood Drive, and the non–profit is making strides towards its goal. About 100 donors have given blood as of early Wednesday afternoon. Vitalant is hoping to see 500 donors throughout the week. The blood will go to 70 hospitals in the area, and they’re looking for donors of…

Vitalant’s Annual “Save Our Summer” Blood Drive Kicks Off

The need for blood donations is highest during the summer

FARGO, N.D. — Summer is a time for lots of fun, but unfortunately it’s also when the need for blood donations increases. Vitalant’s annual summer blood drive is hoping to see 500 donors throughout the week. Blood donated goes to 70 hospitals in the area, and Vitalant is looking for donors of all blood types. The minimum age to donate…

Vitalant in Urgent Need of Blood, Platelet Donations

They lost 350 units in one day because of the subzero temps this week

FARGO, N.D. — Vitalant is in urgent need of blood after subzero temperatures forced their Fargo, Minot, Aberdeen and Mitchell donation centers to close in the Dakotas. That led to a loss of 350 units in just one day. Seventy area hospitals utilize that blood every day. All blood types are needed but there is a critical need for platelets and…

Sanford Employees Spread Holiday Cheer By Donating Blood

Vitalant ran the annual blood drive

FARGO, N.D. — With the holiday season in full swing, Sanford Health employees are giving back by donating blood during the KVRR and Vitalant Holiday Blood Drive. Several nurses and staff members lined up to support others needing blood across the metro. Bonnie Olson, a nurse at the new Sanford Medical Center, says giving blood falls right in line with her…

United Blood Services’ Annual Blood Drive Wraps Up

They saw 387 donors throughout the week

FARGO, N.D. — Many lives will be saved thanks to people who donated blood at this week’s Save Our Summer event. 387 people gave blood at United Blood Services’ annual drive at West Acres Mall. Organizers say the need for blood is greater in the summer because of different cases involving accidents and travel. They also say a common misconception is…

United Blood Services Hosts Blood Drive for Chickens

United Blood Services gives away free chicken wings for blood donations at their annual event

FARGO, N.D.–United Blood Services gives away free chicken wings for blood donations at their annual event. The “Blood Drive for Chickens” was held at Midwest Radio. Incentives like free wings from Buffalo Wild Wings, t–shirts and other prizes were given away in exchange for donations. Often times, the summer months are the slowest time for blood donations. There is a…

Cheney Middle School Students Host Annual Blood Drive

United Blood Services partnered with the students to gather a full roster of 18 donors

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cheney Middle School in West Fargo held its annual blood drive Tuesday afternoon. United Blood Services partnered with the students. Together they gathered a full roster of 18 donors. Mary Anderson, the blood drive coordinator and an 8th grade teacher at Cheney Middle School says each donor will save about three lives by donating. In addition…

Save Our Summer: People Saving Lives Through Donating Blood

The United Blood Services Holds Their Biggest Blood Drive of the Year at the West Acres Mall

FARGO, N.D. — All week long you have the chance to help save someone’s life in our community. The United Blood Services is hosting their biggest blood drive of the year at the West Acres Mall. “If there was a tragedy today it’s the blood on the shelf that saves that patient’s life, we need a constant supply coming into…