Blood Bank Vitalant Begins Testing Donations For COVID-19 AntibodiesVitalant, formerly known as Blood Centers of the Pacific, announced Monday that it will begin testing all blood donations for COVID-19 coronavirus antibodies
Coronavirus Update: Sonoma County To Hold Blood Drives To Replenish Dwindling SupplyHundreds of blood drives in the state have been canceled because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, but two North Bay elected officials have joined with the blood bank Vitalant to hold two drives at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this Friday and Tuesday.
Bay Area Blood Banks: Donations Still Needed Amid Coronavirus CrisisBlood centers nationwide are urging healthy people to continue to donate blood despite concerns about the novel coronavirus.
Stanford Blood Center Seeks Donors Of All Types Amid Increasing NeedThe Stanford Blood Center is asking Bay Area residents of all blood types to donate blood to help patients at hospitals in the area.
Blood Bank Critically Low On Type-O Negative Supply For Bay Area HospitalsStanford Blood Center on Monday asked for urgent Type O negative blood donations because of a less than two-day supply remaining for local hospitals.
Bad Weather Across Country Leaves Bay Area Blood Banks With ShortageBlood Centers of the Pacific officials said this week that bad weather across the country and heavy use at local hospitals are creating a critical blood shortage in the Bay Area.
Coast Guard Airlifts Blood For Ailing Cruise Ship Passenger Off SF CoastThe U.S. Coast Guard airdropped packaged blood for an ailing passenger aboard a cruise ship about 1,000 miles off the coast of San Francisco on Wednesday.
Blood Bank At UC Davis Aims To Save Pets LivesBlood banks for dogs, and all types of animals from cattle to ferrets, have become more common in the United States as well as Europe and elsewhere.