National Blood Donor Month – This year marks the 52nd annual year celebrating this cause and it also comes at a time when we are experiencing a national blood shortage.
It’s a known fact that giving blood saves lives. In emergency situations and for people who need long-term treatments, donated blood is what keeps them alive. The month of January is dedicated as National Blood Donor Month to raise awareness for the importance of helping keep our nation’s blood supply levels stocked.
This year marks the 52nd annual year celebrating this cause and it also comes at a time when we are experiencing a national blood shortage. This makes the efforts to spread the word to get out there and donate blood even more important.
The current shortages are not only worrisome because of future needs but also because there is a threat for those already in the hospital and needing blood should supplies run out. Many of these patients require blood and platelets for transfusions.
It only takes an hour of your time to help turn this situation around and right now, with the cold weather and COVID infection rates increasing, it’s more important than ever to help out. All blood types are in need but those with type O blood are needed most and hospitals are urging those with this type of blood to be a donor.
The NFL has taken action this year and has teamed up with the Red Cross to provide incentives for donors. Anyone who donates from Jan.1-Jan.31, 2022 will be entered for a chance to win a package for two to the 2022 Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles.
There is also a, “Big Game at Home” home theater giveaway package happening. Be sure to check out the specific entry rules for both promotions.
If you’re planning to donate blood you should contact the Red Cross to schedule an appointment today.
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