Vitalant celebrates ‘Season of Awe’

Blood donors help ensure patients in need don’t go without blood this time of year.

Vitalant celebrates ‘Season of Awe’
(Childers, Allison)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Blood donations drop more than 20 percent during the holiday season. That’s why Vitalant is hosting it’s “Season of Awe” where donors have a chance to make a huge impact for patients.

When you donate during the “Season of Awe,” you are able to help a patient in need that might not be able to be at home for the holidays.


  • 8234 One Calais
  • Baton Rouge
  • (225) 769-7233

Vitalant encourages you to act on your urge to help others with your lifesaving gift and you’ll receive a gift in return. As thank you for donating, you’ll receive the following ‘Season of Awe’ items.


• A $25 Amazon gift card through Vitalant’s online rewards store

• An “Amazing” T-shirt (while supplies last)

• “Awemaker” socks

• A chance to win one of two $1500 Amazon gift cards

Blood donation takes about an hour from check-in to refreshments. Donors can save about 20 minutes by completing their Fast Track Health History online the day they donate.

You can schedule your appointment to donate online or call 877-25VITAL.


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Be in good health

Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger. Donors who are 16 and 17 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.

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