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Have a Heart. Donate Blood during National Heart Month

Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region

February 4, 2013
 

It is said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but that does not apply when you are talking about blood donors.

Did you know that every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood? Every day, hospital patients depend on steady and consistent blood donations from volunteer donors for the blood they may need for ongoing and emergency medical care. February is National Heart Month, so it’s a great time to put your heart into a worthwhile cause. Every donation may help more than one person, and that is something you can feel good about.

Blood donations help many types of patients, including cardiac patients who are one of the leading users of blood and blood products. When individuals roll up their sleeve, they help build the blood supply. This is important anytime, but especially during the cold, wintry months when blood donations tend to decline.

Since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed February as National Heart Month. Donating blood, and sharing your good health with others less fortunate, is a great way to observe this annual event.

We’re asking more people, young and old alike, to have a heart and give blood this February. If you’re healthy and can give, make a donation. It is completely safe, only takes about an hour, and you will only feel a slight pinch at the beginning; which is much less than a piercing or a tattoo. Best of all, your donation can help make a huge difference in up to three people’s lives. Be somebody’s secret hero, get involved in American Red Cross blood donations today, you’ll be glad you did.

Click here to schedule your Red Cdross blood donation today.