Virginia Blood Services (VBS) is the local, nonprofit provider of blood products to area hospitals. When donors give blood with VBS, it stays local to help patients right here in our community.
VBS holds nearly 2,700 blood drives every year and has nine donor centers throughout the state including two in Richmond and others throughout Charlottesville, Chester, Glen Allen, Waynesboro, and Harrisonburg. It takes more than 400 donations every day to meet the needs of patients in Charlottesville, Emporia, Farmville, Fishersville, Harrisonburg, Richmond, South Hill, the Staunton/Waynesboro area, Roanoke/New River Valley and the Northern Shenandoah Valley area.
VBS is a member of America’s Blood Centers, a 77-member organization of independent, nonprofit, regional blood centers that provide half of the nation’s blood supply.
As well as a member of Blood Centers of America, Inc., (BCA), whose members are community blood centers and provide over thirty-eight percent of the nation’s transfusion requirements.