VITALANT

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…

Vitalant in Urgent Need of Blood Donors After Cold Stretch, KFGO Hosts Blood Drive

Subzero temperatures caused multiple centers to close

FARGO, N.D. — After brutal temperatures set back blood donations, it is urgent that Vitalant get more donors through their front doors. Centers in Fargo and Minot, North Dakota and Aberdeen and Mitchell, South Dakota were closed and blood drives were called off earlier this week because of subzero temperatures. KFGO stepped in and hosted an emergency blood drive. Their goal…

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…

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…

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…

If You Are 18+ You Can Help Save Lives This Holiday Season

KVRR And Vitalant Have Teamed Up For A "Holiday Blood Drive"

FARGO, ND — KVRR and Vitalant are teaming up to encourage you to give the gift of life this holiday season. Our Holiday Blood Drive is going on now through New Year’s Eve. We talked with Jamie Moen, a donor recruitment representative with Vitalant. He says donating is a simple process that anyone of any age can do from 18 and…

Sanford Stresses Importance of Blood Transfusion Process for its Patients

Each month, Sanford uses 900 blood donation products for 300 patients

FARGO, N.D. – When donating blood, you can feel good knowing you are impacting not just one, but three different lives. “We had a request for about 11,000 blood products over the last 12 months, Fargo Sanford Medical Center clinic lab manager Alice Hawley said. “So, that means we need about 900 blood products every month.” Even with 900 blood…