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National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month

  

Why not continue the season of giving? January marks National Blood Donor month sponsored by the American Red Cross. After a whole month of giving and receiving during the holidays, lets give one more important thing. Blood Donor Month is put in place to recognize the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. It also encourages others to donate this month and throughout all of 2018. Start off the new year with a lifesaving decision. 

 

National Blood Donor Month was established in 1970 and has been observed every January since. It was created with the goal of increasing the amount of people who donate blood and platelets. Winter is the slowest time of donations and it is difficult to meet patient needs; so by establishing and advertising Blood Donor Month in the middle of winter, the Red Cross hoped that the number of donations would increase. In the past, weather, travel, seasonal illnesses, and the holidays tend to lower the amount of people who find the time to donate. 

 

Having National Blood Donor Month in January creates hope that the donations will spike back up. It is also the perfect time to begin a New Years Resolution to give more. Whether you try give once a month, twice a year, or more, any donation can help. 

 

One of the best things about donating blood is that almost anyone can do it from anywhere. Millions of people are eligible to donate blood all throughout the country with endless options of where you can give. The best gift you can give is the gift of life. 

 

In addition to National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood, teaches skills to save lives, provides international humanitarian aid, and supports military members and their families. It is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to help perform its mission. Help the American Red Cross reach and surpass their goals of helping others and saving lives. 

 

For more information about the Red Cross and on how you can help, visit redcross.org. On the Red Cross website you can find a blood drive, host a blood drive, learn more about giving blood. Additionally, you can receive information on volunteering or other ways to get involved with the Red Cross and their amazing efforts. 

 

In the Milwaukee area there are plenty of blood drives happening this month. You can visit the Menomonee Falls blood drive on January 3rd or January 24th. There is also a blood drive downtown on January 25th and another at Bounce Milwaukee on January 25th. To find more blood drives in your area or donation centers near you, you can visit https://donor.bcw.edu/donor/schedules/centers.  

 

Here are links to donation centers and their drives: 

https://donor.bcw.edu/donor/schedules/centers

https://www.facebook.com/events/782861705218618/

https://donor.bcw.edu/donor/schedules/centers

Why not continue the season of giving? January marks National Blood Donor month sponsored by the American Red Cross. After a whole month of giving and receiving during the holidays, lets give one more important thing. Blood Donor Month is put in place to recognize the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. It also encourages others to donate this month and throughout all of 2018. Start off the new year with a lifesaving decision. 

 

National Blood Donor Month was established in 1970 and has been observed every January since. It was created with the goal of increasing the amount of people who donate blood and platelets. Winter is the slowest time of donations and it is difficult to meet patient needs; so by establishing and advertising Blood Donor Month in the middle of winter, the Red Cross hoped that the number of donations would increase. In the past, weather, travel, seasonal illnesses, and the holidays tend to lower the amount of people who find the time to donate. 

 

Having National Blood Donor Month in January creates hope that the donations will spike back up. It is also the perfect time to begin a New Years Resolution to give more. Whether you try give once a month, twice a year, or more, any donation can help. 

 

One of the best things about donating blood is that almost anyone can do it from anywhere. Millions of people are eligible to donate blood all throughout the country with endless options of where you can give. The best gift you can give is the gift of life. 

 

In addition to National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood, teaches skills to save lives, provides international humanitarian aid, and supports military members and their families. It is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to help perform its mission. Help the American Red Cross reach and surpass their goals of helping others and saving lives. 

 

For more information about the Red Cross and on how you can help, visit redcross.org. On the Red Cross website you can find a blood drive, host a blood drive, learn more about giving blood. Additionally, you can receive information on volunteering or other ways to get involved with the Red Cross and their amazing efforts. 

 

In the Milwaukee area there are plenty of blood drives happening this month. You can visit the Menomonee Falls blood drive on January 3rd or January 24th. There is also a blood drive downtown on January 25th and another at Bounce Milwaukee on January 25th. To find more blood drives in your area or donation centers near you, you can visit https://donor.bcw.edu/donor/schedules/centers.  

 

Here are links to donation centers and their drives: 

https://donor.bcw.edu/donor/schedules/centers

https://www.facebook.com/events/782861705218618/

https://donor.bcw.edu/donor/schedules/centers

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