January is the perfect time to help others through the act of giving. During National Blood Donor Month, organizations like the American Red Cross pay tribute to the nearly 11 million donors, and encourage others to start the New Year off by giving blood.
According to the American Red Cross, January is a challenging time for blood donation because cold and snowy weather and busy post-holiday schedules can make it difficult for blood donors to keep appointments. Regardless of the time of year, hospital patients nationwide need about 44,000 blood donations daily for cancer care, surgeries, and the treatment of serious diseases and trauma.
Check out info regarding the current blood shortage and how to donate: https://www.redcrossblood.org/news/alabama/red-cross-winter-blood-shortage-reaches-critical-level