The Red Cross’ Give Something that Means Something winter campaign runs through Jan. 6, and encourages eligible donors to give something meaningful this holiday season by donating blood or platelets for hospital patients in need.
“Historically, during the winter months of November, December and January, fewer donors make the time to give blood due to competing seasonal activities, celebrations and holiday shopping,” said Jerry J.K. Tillery, CEO of the Red Cross Southern Blood Services Region. “By doing something that doesn’t cost a thing, you can give an amazing gift – you can offer hope to a patient in need.”
Participants will receive a Red Cross T-shirt, free admission to the center with their guests and be entered to win a digital camera, Kindle, iPod Touch, restaurant gift card, movie prize pack or other prizes.
Blood donors are encouraged to invite a loved one to follow in their footsteps and donate blood this holiday season. Visit http://rcblood.org/HolidayPostcard to upload a picture of a Red Cross blood donation and send a postcard to a loved one.
Information: Donors can make an appointment by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and using sponsor code ARCBOARD or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS.