February Member Meeting - Vitalant

02/20/2020 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM CST

Admission

  • Free

Location

Vitalant
1503 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette, LA 70506
United States of America

Description

We're getting a behind the scenes tour of Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, to learn more about the needs of our community's blood supply.

*Come early and donate before 6 p.m. to receive a Mardi Gras T-shirt and a Mardi Gras koozie!*

Vitalant, formerly United Blood Services, is proud to host The 705 on Feb. 20. Vitalant has been Acadiana’s non-profit blood provider since 1953. Our nation’s blood supply is experiencing a decline in the number of people donating and Acadiana is no exception.

Meeting the blood, platelet and plasma needs of patients is becoming more difficult, year over year. As our most loyal donor base, the Baby Boomers, starts to decline, Vitalant is challenged with the task of engaging millennials and younger to engage in blood donation on a regular basis.

Come learn more about the future of our community’s blood supply, how blood availability impacts the lives of patients, how blood types can determine a bigger impact for a blood donor and much more! Be one of the few lucky residents of Acadiana that get a behinds the scenes look at the inner working of Vitalant during our donation center tour!

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