For Immediate Release
Contact: Mitzi Breaux
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3rd Annual First Responders Sirens for Life Blood Drive Competition
First responders unite to transform lives through blood donation
LAFAYETTE, LA—January is National Blood Donor Month and Acadiana’s first responders are calling on you to donate blood. The month of January is one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood to meet the needs of communities due to inclement weather and cold and flu season, but you can help.
Acadiana’s first responders are uniting again for a friendly blood drive competition! Last year’s first responder groups who won for the most blood donor participants were the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Department and Iberia Parish Police Department. Show your support for your favorite first responder group and donate in their honor.
Donate on one of the following days at the Vitalant donation center, 1503 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette, to show your support and transform lives:
Wednesday, January 8 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, January 9 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday, January 10 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Donors will receive an Awesome Donor T-Shirt. Food will also be served on all three days from Meche’s Donuts, Zeas, McAlister’s and Chick-fil-A.
Schedule your appointment to donate at vitalant.org or call 877-25VITAL.
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 (877-25VITAL). Join the conversation about impacting the lives of others on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.