This winter give something that means something

December 10, 2013


American Red Cross Urges Winter Blood Donations

Give something that means something and offer hope


The American Red Cross asks the community to give something that means something this winter. Give a gift that can help save a life. Give a blood or platelet donation.

The “Give Something that Means Something” winter campaign runs from Thanksgiving through January 6, 2014.  The holidays bring families and friends together in hopeful times to share in celebrations and special times of giving. For families dealing with a cancer diagnosis or other major illness, the holidays can be a difficult time. 

“By doing something that didn’t cost a thing, you can give an amazing gift – you can offer hope to a patient in need,” said Rodney Wilson, communications manager of the American Red Cross Central Ohio Blood Services Region. “Historically, during the winter months of November, December and January, fewer donors make the time to give blood due to competing seasonal activities, celebrations and holiday shopping.”

Blood donations can help fathers like Larry. Larry’s premature twins needed blood to survive. Thanks to the American Red Cross, it was there. Larry has been a blood donor for over twenty years and every time he donates, he’s reminded of the opportunity he has to give back, to give something that means something.

Blood donors are encouraged to invite a loved one to follow in their footsteps and donate blood this holiday season. Visit to upload a picture of a Red Cross blood donation and send a postcard to a loved one. For more information or to make an appointment to give blood or platelets, please visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).



Central Ohio Blood Services RegionColumbus, OH, 43205
United States
39° 57' 26.154" N, 82° 57' 57.132" W
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