Intermountain St. Mary’s Medical Center Regional Blood Donor Center Celebrates 70 Years
Grand Junction hospital celebrates being able to save more than 50,000 lives saved through community members’ generous blood donations
Grand Junction, CO (PRUnderground) August 19th, 2022
For more than 70 years, Intermountain St. Mary’s Medical Center has provided blood collection services to Grand Junction and the surrounding Colorado area, saving more than 50,000 lives through community members’ generous blood donations.
The St. Mary’s Regional Blood Donor Center took its final donation last week as blood collection services are transitioned to Vitalant. Vitalant is the nation’s largest independent, nonprofit blood service provider, and St. Mary’s is honored to pass the blood collection operations to them. Vitalant will be opening a new donation center in Grand Junction in October staffed with all the familiar faces individuals have grown accustomed to seeing at St. Mary’s, plus a few new ones. For more information about this shift, click here.
To ensure a successful move to Vitalant’s new collection center, local blood donations will need to be paused for approximately eight weeks. In the meantime, Vitalant is working diligently to transition blood center operations while helping to expand the region’s blood supply. It is anticipated the supply and reliability of lifesaving blood products will increase with this new partnership.
St. Mary’s cannot emphasize enough that blood donations are still very much needed in the future! Interested donors are invited to sign up for a donation appointment at the new Vitalant donation center, conveniently located at 561 25 Road, Suite 102, Grand Junction. Schedule an appointment today by visiting vitalant.org/GrandJunction or by calling 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Vitalant will also be scheduling community blood drives utilizing the bloodmobile soon.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Headquartered in Utah with locations in eight states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called SelectHealth with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information and updates, click here