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Donating Blood Critical to Helping Patients This Holiday Season
Vitalant offering special gifts to donors who give blood this December
Dec. 1, 2022 — Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant is urging all eligible donors to schedule a December blood donation appointment to ensure patients don’t have to wait for their lifesaving treatments this holiday season. On average, blood donations drop by more than 4,000 in December compared to the rest of the year. In fact, the last two weeks of December are the lowest annual donation period – a worrisome trend.
To help increase lifesaving blood donations during December, Vitalant is offering a special thanks to donors: a $10 gift card* by email, plus, all donors through Dec. 25 will be entered to win one of three, $5,000 gift cards.
It takes donors of all blood types to meet all patients’ needs. Type O blood and platelets are most urgently needed. Type O can be used for most of the population and platelets, which are critical in helping stop bleeding, must be used within a week of donation.
Learn more and make an appointment at vitalant.org, download and use the Vitalant app or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825).
There is no waiting period to donate after receiving an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine or seasonal flu shot.
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