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’
(Source: 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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