(VITALANT NEWS RELEASE) – The holidays are officially infull swing and Vitalant wants to celebrate with you the wonder that blooddonations can bring many families this holiday season. Your donation is neededto help in emergency situations or even routine surgeries. All blood typesare needed especially type O and platelet donations.
To ensure an ample blood supply, Vitalant is encouragingdonors to skip the shopping lines and save lives with us. When you donateNovember 29-December 15, you’ll receive a $25 Amazon gift card through ouronline rewards store.
Patients like Jaziel relied on donors during his cancertreatment. “My childhood was interrupted by cancer for six long, extremelyemotional years,” Jaziel said. “I can say I always knew I wasn’t alone thanksto my generous blood donors.” Blood donors ensure patients like Jaziel are ableto continue fighting and can make more memories with their friends and family.
To find a location nearest you or a mobile blood drive please visit Vitalant.org or call 1-877-258-4825
Blood donation takes about an hour from check-in torefreshments. Donors can save about 20 minutes by completing their Fast TrackHealth History the day they donate. It’s at vitalant.org.
Volunteer blood donorsmust be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, anddonors who are 16 and 17 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.