There are a lot of weird holidays out there. January is National Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month, and National Soup Month. These celebrations might sound warm and tasty, but can they help save a life? Although I’ll definitely be grateful each time I dip a grilled cheese in a zesty bowl of tomato bisque this month, I’ll also be celebrating a more important holiday: National Blood Donor Month.
Do you donate blood? If so, we want to thank you for your generosity. Each pint you give can help save the lives of three other people—what you do is truly amazing. We’d love to know more about why you donate blood. Please share your story at our new RedCrossBlood.org website.
In addition to the obvious life-saving reasons for donating blood, I give because I’m charitable, yet cheap (just being honest!). I don’t have a whole lot of money, and giving blood is the most economical and the easiest way for me to help others.
So eat some soup, sip some tea, and enjoy some oatmeal this month… but don’t forget to call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visit RedCrossBlood.org to make a potentially life-saving blood donation appointment.
Happy (weird) holidays!
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