For many people, a new year signifies a fresh start. They resolve to get healthy and accomplish things they didn’t do the previous year.
So when you are making your list of New Year’s resolutions, why not add blood donation to the list?
January and February are tough months for blood collection. Blood drives may be canceled due to inclement weather; donors cancel blood donation appointments when the roads are bad and many people have cold and flu symptoms, making them ineligible to give blood.
Blood donation is so important because each donation has the potential to save up to three lives. So, this new year, consider a resolution that makes a lifesaving difference – give blood.
Locally, you may give blood on Monday, Jan. 11, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at West Side Elementary School located at 3714 Murfreesboro Road in Readyville.
Donors may subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending redcross to 42227 or registering online at bloodisneeded.org.