Holiday Donations Are a Gift From The Heart

November 13, 2009
It is estimated that U.S. farmers have raised more than 273 million turkeys for the holiday season. That’s a lot of turkeys!  Anyone who enjoys one of these birds on Thanksgiving will be grateful they were available.
As we are sharing this special time of year with family and friends we may be among the 37% of the U.S. population that is eligible to donate blood. Only about 3 percent of us actually do.
Just as we do not want to see anyone hungry, think what would happen if there wasn’t enough blood for patients in need.
This Thanksgiving season please help someone in need by giving blood. Each blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to make your appointment today. Or visit RedCrossBlood.Org to locate a drive near you. 
Thank you for possibly giving someone another Thanksgiving with the ones they love.   Happy Thanksgiving from your American Red Cross!