Every year January is recognized as National Blood Donor Month. The American Red Cross kicks off each year by recruiting new people to try donating blood! They ask the public to set a resolution of donating platelets or blood regularly in order to help save lives across the nation! The American Red Cross would also like to give a huge thank you to those who already donate or have donated in the past!
Giving blood or platelets gives life saving blood to those who are in need of it for many different reasons, such as trauma, cancer, or other illnesses and disorders affecting the blood stream. You can be a part of this life saving organization. Any one is welcome to look into donating blood and the Red Cross will accept blood of all types. However, there are a variety of reasons why some people are unable to donate, such as having low iron, being pregnant, having a fever, or an active infection. For a complete list of eligibility factors please visit the link below:
If you would like to find a blood drive near you, learn more about the donation process, host a blood drive, or volunteer with the American Red Cross visit the link below and search for a drive using your zip code.
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