Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Looking for an easy way to make a difference? Give blood!

APHA Executive Director Dr. Benjamin
is all smiles after giving blood!
If you want to help your community be prepared for emergencies, there are lots of things you can do.

Getting ready at home is the first step, but often people want to do more. (Check out our recent post about volunteer opportunities.) If you don’t have time to volunteer, a great way to help out is to donate blood.

January is National Blood Donor Month. Donating blood is a good way to help your community. Just one donation — a pint — of blood can save the lives of three people. Every year, about 4.5 million people will need blood transfusions, so every drop counts!

The American Red Cross  has information about where to find a blood drive near you. You can also find information about hosting a blood drive and check if you are eligible to donate.

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