The Best Gift to Give this Holiday Season

The time of year for giving thanks and giving gifts is upon us.  We would like to join the American Red Cross, and all of the Blood Bankers in our business community in encouraging people (you) to make blood donations before the holiday season.  This time of year there is an increase in the need for blood (more travel, more drinking, bad weather) but there is also a decrease in donations (more people traveling, holiday plans, bad weather).

This year why not give the gift that no one ever wants to put on their list?  Give the gift of life, give blood.  Donors with every blood type are needed.  There are specific demands for O negative, B negative, A negative and AB types.  (When else can you do a positive by being negative!)

The process is easier than you might think, and of course there’s even an App for that.  Download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit  or call 1-800-RED CROSS to find a donation location and make an appointment.  The website also has information on how to host a blood drive. What a great way for your church, scout troop, or business to get in the holiday spirit!

Start a new tradition this holiday!  Give the gift of life, give blood!


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