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Blood Donations Urgently Needed to Maintain Supply for Patients in February Despite Weather Challenges

During Heart Health Month, Vitalant reminds donors, health check an added benefit to helping others

Vitalant urges all eligible blood donors to make an appointment and give after inclement weather caused blood drives across the U.S. to cancel and nearly 2,000 donations to go uncollected in January.

Those who donate with Vitalant between Feb. 11 and March 2 who opt into Donor Rewards will receive a $10 gift card of choice.

February is also Heart Health Month. In addition to helping save lives, Vitalant donors receive a free mini-physical, checking their pulse, blood pressure and cholesterol level. With each donation, donors can help save more than one life and track their wellness information in their secure and confidential online portal account.

Blood donations are constantly needed to meet the ongoing needs of patients. Every two seconds, a patient in the U.S. needs a transfusion. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those who have type O blood, the most needed blood type. O-positive can help patients with a positive blood type, while O-negative can help patients of any blood type.

Learn more about donating blood and make an appointment at vitalant.org, download and use the Vitalant app or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825).