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Blood Donors Urged to Spring into Action in March

Vitalant donors can get in on celestial celebration

Nonprofit Vitalant is shining a light on the urgent need for blood donors with a special solar eclipse-themed thank-you gift to all who answer the call. Donors who come to give March 3-16 will receive an email to claim free solar eclipse glasses and an exclusive T-shirt while supplies last ahead of the April event, plus, donors March 3-31 will be automatically entered to win one of four $5,000 gift cards in the Celestial Giveaway.

An adequate blood supply must be ready for patients every day before it’s needed. Spring storms can cause blood drive cancellations and keep donors from coming out. Eligible donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urged to give to ensure the blood supply is sufficient before the unexpected occurs. 

March is Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month, a reminder that blood donations are needed not just for emergencies, but for patients who have ongoing needs. The most common bleeding disorder, von Willebrand disease, affects the blood’s ability to clot and can cause excessive bleeding and pain. 

Learn more and make an appointment to give at, download and use the Vitalant app or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825).