Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Values

As the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit organization focused exclusively on providing lifesaving blood services, the support of Vitalant Health’s donors, volunteers, healthcare partners and employees is vital to fulfilling our lifesaving mission.  

Vitalant Health is committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, and we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels comfortable being their authentic self while embracing Vitalant Health’s RITE Values of respect, integrity, teamwork and excellence.  

Creating such a safe, welcoming environment for donors, patients, healthcare partners and employees is a shared responsibility. We ask and appreciate everyone’s contribution toward this goal. We expect individuals to treat each other appropriately, free of bias or discrimination. If anyone encounters inappropriate behavior, they are encouraged to seek out and speak to a management team member. 

When working with Vitalant Health teams, and in general, please:  

  • Treat others with respect: Everyone is here to help achieve the same goal. Please be polite, courteous and considerate of others, including colleagues, vendors and Vitalant Health staff.  
  • Communicate with integrity: Obscene, harassing or harmful language and behavior, including but not limited to hate speech, racial slurs and obscene gestures or actions, will not be tolerated.  
  • Demonstrate responsibility: We’re all part of the same lifesaving team. Violating any Vitalant Health policy or federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance is strictly prohibited. Those whose behavior risks disrupting the environment will be asked to stop or may be asked to leave the premises. 
  • Practice inclusion: Help make everyone feel welcome and appreciated for their contributions. We do not tolerate discrimination on any basis.  


Thank you for your continued support of Vitalant Health’s values and our lifesaving mission of uniting blood and biologics donors, talent and innovation to save and improve lives. We will continue to do our part by promoting a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Together, we will foster a welcoming environment.