"Even temporary disruptions to blood and platelet donations can diminish the availability for hospital patients", Clifford Numark, senior vice president of Red Cross Blood Services, said in a statement.
Please make donating blood a priority on January 15. Seasonal illnesses, such as the flu, and hectic holiday schedules collectively led to more than 28,000 fewer donations being collected than what was needed in November and December, according to the Red Cross. The next Independence American Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 15 from 1 to 6 p.m.at the First Presbyterian Church, 115 6th Avenue NW.
Gov. Malloy says he comes from a family of donors and has been giving blood for the past 40 years. Keeping in mind that each person's donation can help three patients, that loss really adds up.
To download, text BLOODAPP to 90999 or search "Red Cross Blood" in your app store. This allows generous donors throughout the country to contribute to the national blood supply and potentially help patients locally and in storm-affected areas. The DD Card may be used toward the purchase of any item at participating Dunkin' Donuts.