Save a mom this Mother’s Day with your blood donation

Save a mom this Mother’s Day with your blood donation

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - This Mother’s Day, Vitalant is inviting people to honor their moms in a unique way... by donating blood.

“Behind all your stories is your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins,” said Mitch Albom. “And there is no better way to honor a mother than to possibly save a mother.”

Vitalant says new mothers sometimes need blood after giving birth, and their new babies can sometimes need blood as well. This Mother’s Day, Vitalant is asking people to donate to potentially save a mother and her new child. Celebrate moms everywhere by giving blood through May 12 at a donation center or mobile blood drive. Participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card through an online rewards store.

Those interested can donate at 8234 One Calais Ave. or a find a mobile drive. Schedule an appointment online here, or call 877-25VITAL.

Vitalant says blood donation takes about an hour to complete. Donors can save time by completing their Fast Track Health History online the day they donate. Donors must be at least 16-years-old, weigh at least 110 lbs, and be in good health. Additional height and weight requirements apply to those under 22. Donors who are 16 and 17 must have signed permission from their parent or guardian.

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