January – National Blood Donor Month
January is National Blood Donor Month. Winter is one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs. During the winter months, inclement weather often results in cancelled blood drives, and seasonal illnesses like the flu may cause some donors to become temporarily unable to donate.
When you donate blood or platelets you may be helping a cancer patient, or someone battling a life threatening illness or injury. Approximately 1 out of every 7 people entering the hospital needs blood, 1 donation has the potential to save as many as 3 lives and only, 3 teaspoons of blood can save a baby’s life.
Contact One Blood and find a donation site today!!!