• September 29, 2020

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Rhinos, Vitalant host June Blood Drive at County Coliseum

The El Paso Rhinos, Vitalant, and the El Paso Sports Commission have teamed up to host a blood drive on June 13 at the El Paso County Coliseum. Officials share that while blood donation is always essential, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically increased the need for all types of blood. Understanding the gravity of this […]Read More

Local COVID-19 survivors encourage plasma donation

Fear of the unknown can make what seems like an insignificant decision turn into an arduous undertaking. The COVID-19 pandemic has been stress-inducing to the collective consciousness of the world, not only because of fear of infection, but fear of what could come next. For Alan and Patty Russell, community leaders and local supporters of […]Read More

Vitalant joins University Medical Center to collect Convalescent Plasma

Vitalant, the nation’s largest independent blood provider, has launched a program to treat COVID-19 patients with blood plasma donated by people who have recovered from the disease. Known as “convalescent plasma,” this blood component contains antibodies that may give patients an extra boost to fight their illness. In coordination with University Medical Center, Vitalant is […]Read More

Vitalant: Canceled blood drives, Coronavirus fears severely impact blood supply

Coronavirus responses have severely impacted the U.S. blood supply as Vitalant and other blood centers across the country are struggling to maintain stable inventories and avoid a critical blood shortage. With school closures and workers at home, 25% of Vitalant’s blood collections anticipated in March have disappeared—almost overnight. And that number continues to grow. Through […]Read More

EPCC Administrator Donates 100th Pint of Blood

Dr. Ron Stroud, El Paso Community College (EPCC) Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Blood Donation Director, was recognized for his 100th blood donation by Vitalant, El Paso’s blood banking organization. According to Vitalant, the College is currently the No. 1 blood donor in the region. “Every blood donation is critically important, and achieving 100 donations […]Read More