Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Celebrate National Blood Donor Month

The Season of Giving Continues

Written by: Kathleen Mundie, Red Cross Volunteer

Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives?

The American Red Cross is saluting all of its blood and platelet donors for their life-giving contributions to ill patients. Blood and platelet donors have helped supply community and military hospitals with the blood they need for transfusions, cancer care, and other treatments. We commend our donors for their service and encourage the whole community to contribute lifesaving resources.

It is crucial that the community at large comprehend the importance of donating blood.  Hospitals are always in need of all types of blood, especially type O negative, A negative, and B negative. That is because every two seconds someone in the US needs blood. To learn more about all blood types and about what happened to donated blood, visit

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves? Start a SleevesUp virtual blood drive campaign to honor a special occasion with a blood drive. You can even download a Blood App to register for a local blood drive. There’s so many different ways you can help make a difference by saving a life!

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