|APHA Executive Director Dr. Benjamin|
is all smiles after giving blood!
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.