LAFAYETTE, LA- Blood donations dropping off around holidays is a bit spooky, but Vitalant and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette students are here to ensure there’s an ample blood supply. Blood donations saves 12,000 lives every single day and is needed every two seconds in the U.S. Blood donors like those at UL Lafayette ensure patients right here in Lafayette never have to go without.
Vitalant exists to ensure a safe blood supply is there for patients who need it. Your regular commitment to blood donation keeps our community strong with an ample blood supply.
UL Lafayette Students have the chance to make a difference when they donate at the blood drive on campus in front of Dupre’ Library and the between Dupre’ and Montgomery Hall from 9am-3pm on Wednesday, Oct. 30th
Donors will receive a Halloween T-shirt (while supplies last), a coupon from Chick-fil-a for a FREE sandwich or nugget, and a Lafayette Lanes FREE game pass.
Schedule your appointment to donate at vitalant.org or call 877-25VITAL(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.
Vitalant is the nation’s second largest community blood service provider, supplying comprehensive transfusion medicine services for nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states. Vitalant inspires local communities to serve the needs of others and transform lives through the selfless act of donating blood. Every day, almost 5,000 blood donations are needed to meet the needs of people throughout the country, and Vitalant’s 780,000 donors supply 1.8 million donations a year. In addition to blood products, Vitalant offers customers transfusion services, medical consulting, quality guidance, ongoing education, research and more. For more information and to schedule a donation, visit vitalant.org or call 877-258-4825 (877-25-VITAL). Join the conversation about impacting the lives of others on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.