A local blood center is urging residents to give a special present this holiday season, the gift of life. More than 4 and a half million Americans need a blood transfusion every year.
Members of Life Source seek donations year-round but now it’s especially important to find donors.
“Traditionally blood donations go down as people are very active and busy celebrating the holidays,” said Tammy Basille, spokesperson for Life Source. “So it’s a great time this holiday season to call life source & donate blood.”
Each pint of donated blood can help save up to 3 lives. Car accident victims, cancer and trauma patients, and people with sickle cell disease are the most common recipients of blood transfusions.
To donate or for more information, visit www.lifesource.org.
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