Who We Are

Vitalant is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood services provider exclusively focused on providing lifesaving blood and comprehensive transfusion medicine services to patients across the U.S. We are an internationally known and respected leader that pushes the boundaries to advance the experience, practice, application and research of blood transfusion medicine.

Our clients include:

  • Hospitals and healthcare professionals.
  • University, industry, and contract researchers.
  • Reference laboratories.
  • Transplant programs.
  • Organ procurement organizations.
  • Stem cell registries.
  • Cellular therapy companies.
  • Private cord bank collectors.
  • Hemophilia treatment centers.

With a national footprint, deep community roots and specialized services, Vitalant is the thread that connects people and resources together to fuel progress in transfusion medicine and transplantation. Our mission is to save and improve the lives of others.

Founded in 1943 as the Salt River Valley Blood Bank in Phoenix, Arizona, today, Vitalant offers not only blood products, but also a vast array of transfusion, laboratory, therapeutic, biotherapy and specialty services. We provide blood, blood components and clinical services across more than two dozen states. For a full listing of our locations and local contact information, visit our Locations page.

Our Sister Organizations

Our blood services division is the second largest provider of blood products in the U.S., with a network of 120 community blood donation centers serving more than 900 hospitals.

In addition, the world-renowned Vitalant Research Institute is engaged in scientific studies ranging from blood donor epidemiology to cellular therapy to virus discovery. The Institute leads the way in understanding new threats to blood safety and helping to find practical applications of new knowledge in transfusion biology.

Vitalant also is a partner in the operations of Creative Testing Solutions, the largest independent blood donor testing organization in the U.S. CTS operates high-volume laboratories in major metropolitan areas across the country.