Warm up to Blood Donation: National Blood Donor Month

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Since 1970, January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month (NBDM) to encourage donors to give or pledge to give blood. Virginia Blood Services recognizes and thanks our dedicated blood donors who give blood each year and encourage others to start the New Year off right by supporting life and helping to ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need.

So, what are you waiting for?

Encourage family and friends to WARM UP TO BLOOD DONATION this January. All participating donors will receive a limited edition VBS branded beanie cap as a thank you for their life-saving gift.

Help spread the word on National Blood Donor Month by taking a photo or selfie, posting on social media using the hashtag #WarmUpWithVBS or #NBDM and tag us @vablood.

We’ve created special graphics for donors to share and download on social media. Click here to check out our albums on Facebook, and find the best image for you!

Schedule your appointment today. Download the VBS App. Please call 800.989.4438 or click here and search by zip code or group code. Or, visit one of our convenient donor centers.


*Rules: Promotion runs January 1-31, 2018. All participating donors will receive one (1) VBS branded beanie, while supplies last. Limit one shirt per participating donor. Giveaways are nontransferable, nonrefundable and not redeemable for cash. Must be at least 18 years of age (16 or 17  years of age with signed parental consent) for actual donation. ITxM and Virginia Blood Services employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law. Please bring ID with you on the day of the blood drive. Proper ID is required to donate blood. A Virginia Blood Services or military ID, driver’s license, passport or employee or student ID with picture and full name are all approved forms of ID. Birth certificate along with a picture ID that includes the donor’s full name will also be accepted.