January Is National Blood Donor Month

SoojinDonating

Angel MedFlight Assistant Coordinator Soojin donating blood

Scottsdale, AZ – January 20, 2015

January has been National Blood Donor month since 1970.  Hospitals, clinics and many other types of healthcare facilities are in need of blood to help take care of patients and save lives. The need for donated blood has and will forever be a necessity.  It is such a simple act that makes such a difference. January has been designated as national blood donor month because of the dip in donations during this period.  When the winter season comes around, everyone wants to stay warm and indoors.  Everywhere a person goes, someone has the flu or a cold.  These conditions make it very trying to get up and out to donate blood.  Associations, such as the Red Cross, try to motivate people to go and donate during January.  They often offer raffle prizes, free groceries, and more.  As an air ambulance company, we at Angel MedFlight see firsthand the impact donating blood can have on a person or family.  Many of our patients would not be alive if it were not for donated blood.  Whether you are a regular blood donor or have never been a donor, we encourage you to go out and donate blood, a simple act to make a huge impact in the world.

To find a blood drive near you, check out the following link:

http://www.redcross.org/news/event/January-is-National-Blood-Donor-Month

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