The American Red Cross is encouraging residents to donate blood in January, which is National Blood Donor Month.
National Blood Donor Month has been observed since 1970 as a means to not only honor blood and platelet donors, but also to help increase donations during the winter months. Red Cross officials explain extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses typically have a significant impact on donor turnout.
In case you didn’t know how important blood donation is, check out these facts from redcrossblood.org:
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