Not long ago, I shared a few dates in the area for donating blood and I received word today, that the need for blood donations is still urgent. With the frigid temperatures, and the holiday season here and schedules quickly filling with work, family, and friend obligations, blood donations can take a dip in the winter. Give the gift of life this holiday season by giving the gift of blood. Take a look at these upcoming donation opportunities in our area.
“While many of us gather with friends and family this time of year, patients may spend the holidays in a hospital room,” said Nick Gehrig, communications director for Red Cross Blood Services. “The need for blood doesn’t take a break for the holidays. Please make an appointment to give the most meaningful gift of all – the gift of life through a blood or platelet donation.