Saturday, January 2, 2016
National Blood Donor Awareness Month
January is National Blood Donor Month. The American Red Cross encourages people to roll up their sleeves to give blood. This will help ensure there is a sufficient blood supply for all that need it.
National blood donor month started in 1970. It honors both those who donate blood and platelets. It is also to help increase donations during the winter months where extreme winter weather and seasonal illnesses often impact donor turnout.
The Red Cross encourage eligible donors to resolve to give blood regularly. Donors with all blood types are needed, with the greatest need of AB, O, B negative and A negative.