This year, make a resolution that matters... Donate Blood!

January 11, 2010

Every day, blood donors save the lives of hundreds of people right here in your community.
Premature babies, new mothers, those undergoing cancer treatments or surgeries, trauma victims, and those with chronic blood disorders depend on donated blood for survival. Despite many medical advances, there is no substitute for human blood and the demand for blood products grows every year.

On behalf of the patients who lives literally depend on you, we want to say thank you!

The American Red Cross wants to recruit about 4,000 brand new donors this January and YOU can help! As a committed donor you can help encourage others to give. Bring a first time donor to your next donation appointment, update your Facebook status to announce that you are a donor and challenge others to give, spread the word on Twitter, or simply tell a friend why you donate blood.

You have already resolved to be a hero to patients in need, now resolve to encourage someone else to help save a life by giving blood. If you would like to schedule a blood donation appointment please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).

Thank you for your continued support of the American Red Cross and the patients we serve.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2010.