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Host a Blood Drive During 13th Month, Dec. 17 – Jan. 6.

Some timeframes of the year are so important they deserve to have their own month! 

The winter months bring several challenges for the blood supply. On average, 4,000 fewer donations are given in December due to the holidays, inclement weather and cold and flu season. For this reason, Vitalant has carved out Dec. 17 – Jan. 6 as the 13th Month of the year, to shine light upon the critical need for blood and blood drives. 

Blood drive coordinators are VITAL to ensuring patients have the blood they need. Join us in safeguarding patient needs this winter and get a special thank you!

Host a 13th Month Blood Drive

13th Month: Dec. 17, 2023 – Jan. 6, 2024

Host a 13th Month blood drive and achieve 100% of goal*, receive a $25** thank-you Gift Card, redeemable via email. 


Achieve blood drive goal AND engage at least 25% new donors*, receive a special Vitalant blood drive coordinator sweatshirt!



  • The gift card and Vitalant blood drive coordinator sweatshirt offers are for coordinators hosting a drive Dec. 17, 2023 – Jan. 6, 2024.

  • A minimum of 12 red cell donations must be collected at the blood drive to qualify for the offer(s).

  • The blood drive goal must be met to qualify for the sweatshirt.

  • Redemption emails with instructions to claim the winter thank-you gift(s) will be sent to the primary blood drive contact after Jan. 6, 2024.

*This information is for the purposes of this offer ONLY. Offers subject to change. Blood drive totals are based on red cell donations. Donations must be made at the blood drive to qualify. A first-time or new donor is an individual with a first registration associated with a successful/completed blood donation at Vitalant. First-time donor rate is the percent of new donors with a successful blood donation at the blood drive compared to the TOTAL number of successful blood donations (all phlebotomy groups). Vitalant will audit blood drive goal and new donor totals for drives hosted Dec. 17, 2023 – Jan. 6, 2024, after the program period ends. Some blood drive coordinators may qualify for additional Vitalant offers. Members of Vitalant’s mobile donor recruitment department do not qualify to receive the blood drive coordinator giveaways. Ad hoc requests may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Vitalant staff from other departments serving in the capacity of blood drive coordinator for drives in their community who meet the terms of this offer may be eligible. ONE blood drive coordinator per qualifying blood drive may receive the offer(s). Redemption emails will be sent to the primary contact at the drive level in Vitalant’s production software at the time the blood drive is completed. A first name, last name, and email address are required to receive redemption emails. Recognition items will NOT be handed out at the blood drives. With questions, please contact your Vitalant representative.

**Restrictions apply; see Limit one $25 gift card per qualifying blood drive account.