First celebrated in January 1970, National Blood Donor Month raises awareness about the necessity of blood donations and honors donors who help patients. The winter season is an especially difficult time for blood donations. Severe weather causes cancelled blood drives and many potential donors may be infected with the flu.
If you have never donated blood before, this month is a perfect opportunity. Kick off the first month of 2015 by helping others. All blood types are always needed, and although an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do each year. Contact your local blood bank or Red Cross to donate blood. Here are a few quick facts about blood donations. Did you know...
Our programs are designed to further our mission and provide much needed services for our constituents. Take a look.
Fundraisers and events help us raise awareness and generate crucial resources to serve our community. Join us at our next event and see how you can get involved. Find out more.
Improve your community by joining our cause. You'd be surprised at what a huge difference a little bit of your time can make. Read more.