ST. PAUL, MN – It can’t be wrapped or placed under a tree, but the
perfect gift can help save patient lives this holiday season. The
American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give the lifesaving gift of a
blood donation in December, a time when donations decline but the needs
of patients remain steady.
Donors of all blood
types are needed this holiday season to help ensure a sufficient supply
for hospital patients. To encourage donations, all those who come to
donate Dec. 22, 2016, through Jan. 8, 2017, will receive a long-sleeved
Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.