Noridian HealthCare Solutions sponsored a blood drive with Vitalant on Feb. 5 which helped collect 12 units of blood products for patients in need.

Twelve individuals volunteered to donate blood, and 11 individuals were able to donate at the drive. Two donors gave Power Red Cells (2RBC), which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution to the donor. Two people volunteered for the first time.

Vitalant expressed its gratitude to Kayla, who coordinated the drive, and Noridian HealthCare Solutions.

Vitalant strives to keep a five-day supply of every blood type on the shelf at all times to be able to meet the needs of patients across the region. Vitalant is the only blood provider to nearly 70 hospitals across the region.

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