For many Americans, Thanksgiving is about family, food and football. And when we gather for our Thanksgiving Day feast, we often give thanks for all that’s good in our lives, including good health.
However, there are countless hospital patients who are battling serious health issues through the holidays. Many of these patients will need donated blood to survive.
So, before you dive into that turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie, consider giving blood with the American Red Cross. It only takes about an hour to help save the lives of up to three patients.
Locally, you may give blood on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Lions Club Building located at 540 W. Adams St. in Woodbury.
All presenting blood donors receive a free Red Cross Racing camo hat, while supplies last.
For your convenience, you may now schedule blood donation appointments online at www.redcrossblood.org. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Donors may subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending redcross to 42227 or registering online at redcrossblood.org.