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Dear St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center Blood Donor,

We celebrate you and are forever grateful for your generous blood donations that have collectively helped save more than 50,000 lives in our community. From the entire team at St. Mary’s -- thank you!

Just a reminder that the St. Mary's Regional Blood Donor Center is officially ending its blood donor collection services on Friday, August 12, 2022, as we take the next step in transitioning services to Vitalant.  

For more than 70 years, St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC) has provided blood collection services to Grand Junction and the surrounding area – all with your help. As the next chapter begins, we invite you to join us in welcoming Vitalant to the Western Slope.
Vitalant is the nation's largest independent, nonprofit blood service provider, and we are honored to pass the blood collection operations to them. Vitalant will be opening a new donor center in Grand Junction staffed with all the same familiar faces you have grown accustomed to seeing at St. Mary’s, plus a few new ones.

To ensure a successful move to Vitalant’s new collection center, blood donations will need to be paused for approximately eight weeks. In the meantime, we want to assure you that Vitalant is working diligently to transition the blood center operations and they are taking donor appointments for early October.

We cannot emphasize enough that your blood donations are still very much needed in the future!

We invite you to be one of the first to sign up for a donation appointment at the new Vitalant donation center, conveniently located at 561 25 Road, Suite 102/B, Grand Junction. Schedule your 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.

Thank you for continuing to support our community with your lifesaving donations.

For more information about this transition, click here.

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