Blood Donors to Receive Voucher for Free Ride Bracelet during Vitalant’s Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Blood Drive

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MORGAN CITY, LA— Celebrate over 80 years of a fun filled weekend and the best that Morgan City has to offer at the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival by donating blood with Vitalant, your community blood provider. Vitalant is here to help you realize your fullest potential by giving the gift of life to someone with your blood donation.

“Donating blood is important during the summer months,” said Gannon Baca, Donor Recruitment Representative with Vitalant. “Donations drop but blood usage goes up during the summer months, so it is important that donors donate regularly this time of the year.”

KQKI 95.3 FM will broadcast live from Vitalant on Monday, from 10 :00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Donate at:

Walmart in Bayou Vista

Sat., Aug. 24 from Noon to 4 p.m.

In the bloodmobile

OR at

Vitalant Donation Center – 1234 David Drive, Suite 102 in Morgan City

Mon., Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tues, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thurs., Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Donors will receive a voucher for a FREE Ride Bracelet to the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival valued at $20.  Bracelets are distributed on a first come, first serve basis and are while supplies last. The bracelet is redeemable on the following dates: Thursday, August 29, 5-10 pm & Monday, September 2, 1-8pm.

Donors are also entered to win a Dream Vacation valued at $6,000!  Visit for more information.

Schedule your appointment to donate at 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

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.

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