Each January we celebrate you, our dedicated blood and platelet donors, during National Blood Donor Month. We couldn’t carry out our lifesaving mission without you. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross encourages individuals to resolve to roll up a sleeve to give this month and throughout 2018. Blood donors bring hope and promise to hospital patients who may need blood for their very life. Donors are people like you who play a vital role in modern health care by helping ensure hospitals have blood for patients.
Historically, according to the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP) the month of January is a bad month for collecting blood donations. Due to the holidays, the cold and illnesses, organizations like the Red Cross are less likely to receive the amount of blood they need to cope with accidents, sickness and surgeries. Because of this, the month of January is the chosen month for promoting blood donation.
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