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Vitalant Hosts Blood Drive In Honor of Grantley Johnson

Grantley is battling leukemia for the second time at just 7 years old

FARGO, N.D. — Hero, heart, community. Those are the words you see hanging in Vitalant’s lobby when you first walk in. They embody the organization’s mission to help Grantley Johnson, a 7–year–old boy battling leukemia for the second time. “Growing up, I had some medical issues of my own, so seeing a little boy who had so much fight in him,…

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…

Shocking Carnage After Two Mass Shootings In One Weekend

Dozens Killed In El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

Two mass shootings at crowded public places in Texas and Ohio in less than 24 hours claimed at least 29 lives and left scores injured, a shocking carnage even in a country accustomed to gun violence. In the Texas border city of El Paso, a gunman opened fire Saturday morning in a shopping area packed with thousands of people during…

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…

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…

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…

Vitalant Looks for Blood Donors as Summer Months Approach

Vitalant serves hospitals in North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Minnesota

FARGO, N.D.– With the unofficial start of summer just ahead, Vitalant is looking for blood donors to help serve nearly 70 area hospitals. Vitalant serves hospitals in North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Minnesota. 20% of Vitalant’s donors are high school and college students. A representative says the summer months are especially important because of people traveling and patients choosing…

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…