Vitalant is a nonprofit organization that collects blood from volunteer donors and provides blood, blood products and services across the United States. It was founded in 1943 as the Salt River Valley Blood Bank in Phoenix, Arizona. Today Vitalant serves 40 states, has 127 donation centers, and claims to collect about 1.8 million donations of blood each year from about 780,000 donors. They are the sole blood provider to nearly 1,000 hospitals across the United States.
Vitalant is a founding member of the American Association of Blood Banks and was involved in the creation of the America's Blood Centers consortium of nonprofit blood centers.