The American Red Cross said in a news release that last year nearly 64,000 fewer blood and platelet donations were given through the Red Cross during the seven weeks from Thanksgiving through the first week of January than the average during the rest of the year.
The reason? Well it's the Holidays and people are usually very busy. All blood types are needed this winter. Donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, clicking here or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).