Wednesday, January 12 2011
January is National Blood Donor Month-According to the American Red Cross, since 1970 January has been declared National Blood Month....and with good reason. Above all other times of the year, January is the month that presents the most challenges in recruiting people to give blood.
Changing weather, busy holiday schedules, increased cold and flu symptoms and even the winter blues can keep the most dedicated blood donors from making and keeping an appointment to give.
The Red Cross urges everyone to make donating blood a priority this winter. Your help could mean hope for those in need. To find out where you can give blood and to schedule an appointment, go to www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS, for additional information