BATON ROGUE, La (BRPROUD)- Starting the new year, volunteers to donate blood will receive free $10 Walmart gift cards and a limited edition of fleece blankets when they give blood between Monday, Jan. 3 to Friday Jan. 7.

All LifeShare centers, and mobiles drives are participating in the gift card and fleece blankets giveaway event to its donors. To schedule an appointment click here.

Donors should also be in good health—at least 17-years-old and weight no less than 110 pounds.

“As we all watch the news and see hospitalization numbers increase it’s important to remember we have the power to keep our local blood supply strong by becoming volunteer blood donors,” said Director of Marketing & Communications Kourtney M. Washington.

LifeShare hopes that giving gift cards and fleece blankets will encourage people to donate their blood and also be a reminder of the ‘need for blood’ from those healthy individuals.