When you donate blood through the American Red Cross, you give the perfect gift – another hug, another laugh, another smile, another chance – to someone in need of blood.
Ask a cancer survivor or a trauma victim to describe the perfect gift, and many would tell you it doesn’t come in a box or wrapped in a bow. It’s a lifesaving blood donation. Blood products are often needed for traumas, heart surgeries, joint-replacement surgeries, organ transplants, premature babies, leukemia, cancer treatments and much more. Since there is no substitute for human blood, these patients rely on volunteer blood donors to provide the blood products they need to survive.
Think outside the box this holiday season. The perfect gift can be given at your nearest Red Cross blood drive or blood donation center. And, unlike the latest fashion trend, video game or golf club, the perfect gift costs nothing but an hour of your time.
For more information or to find a donation opportunity near you, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.