Vitalant seeks blood donors

Nonprofit Vitalant is urging all eligible volunteer blood donors to help prevent a summer shortage by giving blood this July. Donations in early July are typically among the lowest of the year, but patients’ needs don’t take a vacation.  Accidents happen. Cancers are diagnosed. Childbirth complications occur. Those who need regular blood transfusions such as those with sickle cell disease or with immune deficiency disorders continue to need lifesaving support. It cannot happen without blood donors. Donate soon and donate regularly. There is no artificial substitute for blood and patients in the Lassen County region and beyond rely on blood donors.

Donors of all blood types are urgently needed, especially type O, the most transfused blood type. O-negative can be used to help any patient in an emergency and O-positive can help any patient with a positive blood type.

As a special thanks for donating July 8 through July 27. Donors will be automatically entered into Vitalant’s Summer Car Giveaway of a vehicle valued up to $30,000. Terms and conditions apply. Learn more at Vitalant.org/cargiveaway

Make an appointment to give at vitalant.org, download and use the Vitalant app or call (877) 25-VITAL (877-258-4825).

Upcoming blood drives open to the public
Visit vitalant.org to schedule your appointment. Enter the zip code or blood drive code in the search box or schedule at another mobile blood drive or regional Vitalant donation center.

About Vitalant
Vitalant is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit blood and biotherapies healthcare organizations, providing hospitals and patients across the U.S. a safe blood supply, specialized laboratory services, transfusion medicine expertise and world-renowned research. Individuals generously donating blood, volunteering and giving financially are essential to our lifesaving mission. Learn more at vitalant.org.