Volunteer Blood Donor Month

Beginning in 1970, January has been recognized as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, because this month presents the most challenges in getting people to give blood out of any other month of the year. Whether the issue is changing weather, busy holiday schedules, increased symptoms of colds and the flu, or just the “winter blues”, people just aren’t as willing to donate blood in January as they are in other months. However, icy roads tend to lead to more traumatic injuries and the need for blood is very high in January.

So, if your New Year’s resolution was to help someone in need, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. Giving just a pint of blood can help save as many as three lives! Check here for blood drives and donation centers near you. Some even offer fun promotions like “Give a Pint, Get a Pound” where donors receive a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee!

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