(VITALANT NEWS RELEASE) – The holidays are officially in full swing and Vitalant wants to celebrate with you the wonder that blood donations can bring many families this holiday season. Your donation is needed to help in emergency situations or even routine surgeries. All blood types are needed especially type O and platelet donations.
To ensure an ample blood supply, Vitalant is encouraging donors to skip the shopping lines and save lives with us. When you donate November 29-December 15, you’ll receive a $25 Amazon gift card through our online rewards store.
Patients like Jaziel relied on donors during his cancer treatment. “My childhood was interrupted by cancer for six long, extremely emotional years,” Jaziel said. “I can say I always knew I wasn’t alone thanks to my generous blood donors.” Blood donors ensure patients like Jaziel are able to 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 to refreshments. Donors can save about 20 minutes by completing their Fast Track Health History the day they donate. It’s at vitalant.org.
Volunteer blood donors must 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, and donors who are 16 and 17 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.