The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season.
Regular donors are busy with holiday activities, and travel and severe winter weather may cause blood drive cancellations. In thanks for helping meet the urgent need around the holidays, donors who come in through Dec. 19 will receive a $5 gift card via email.
Call (800) 733-2767 or visit to make an appointment. Anyone interested in hosting a blood drive can visit for information.