December 28, 2016

A Different Type of Holiday Giving

Give more then presents this holiday season by giving blood.

Blood donations are harder to come by this time of year at LifeSource blood center.

With the cold weather and holidays keeping people busy, there are fewer donors at a time when there’s a greater need for them.

“The thing that we need to remember is that the need for blood doesn’t take a break just because it’s cold or just because it’s the holiday season,” said Kodi Kahadivar, the Marketing Lead at LifeSource. “We still have the same needs for blood, maybe even greater this time of year.”

Though LifeSource sees hundreds of donors daily, more are needed due to an increase in motor accidents based on the weather.

LifeSource is encouraging more people to come donate blood if they can this holiday season.

And as an incentive, if you donate to LifeSource before the end of the year, mention ‘Blackhawks’ during your donation and you’ll be put into a raffle for a pair of tickets to a sold out Blackhawks game.

Naperville News 17’s Christine Lena reports.

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