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Vitalant and UL Alumni Association host blood drive Friday

Posted at 2:16 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 19:14:27-04

On Friday, Vitalant and the UL Lafayette Alumni Association held a blood drive while showing their Ragin Cajun spirit.

The blood drive began at 11:00 am at Vitalant Donation Center on Bertrand Drive and continued until 4:00 pm.

A hot dog cookout was held from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

“Your donation during the summer months is vital to supporting the patients in our area hospitals,” said Mitzi Breaux, Marketing and Communication manager for Vitalant. “Blood donations drop by about 20 percent during the summer and dedication from donors like our Cajuns is important to saving lives.”

Donors received a $25 Amazon gift card upon donating and were entered to win a pair of tickets to all Ragin Cajun Football home games, and other swag Cajuns’ swag.

For more on this and upcoming blood drives, visit vitalant.org or call 877-25VITAL.