Resolve to give blood in January for National Blood Donor Month

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National Blood Donor Month

The American Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January. National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It has been observed during January since 1970, and that’s no coincidence. Winter is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Unpredictable winter weather can result in blood drive cancelations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative. With a shelf life of 42 days, red blood cells must be constantly replenished to maintain an adequate supply for patients. Individuals who come out to give blood Jan. 1 through Jan. 4 will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. maddmombetty
    Jan 02, 2015 @ 20:31:49

    I would donate if I was able.

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  2. bettylouise31
    Jan 02, 2015 @ 20:44:50

    One time in Amy working life I blood for transfusions. Sometimes is care. Even if your blood is not used it is made into plasma. Even though I’m a b negative my health and age prevent from donating.
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  3. LifestyleswithLia
    Jan 02, 2015 @ 21:11:04

    Thank you for posting this important information!

    Reply

  4. MillarDKits
    Jan 04, 2015 @ 09:39:24

    Thank you and Happy New Year! If you don’t mind me piggy backing on your post, the number to contact in Canada is 1-888-2Donate (already scheduled for Tuesday).

    Reply

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