As we close out the month of January, it’s another good time to consider blood donation.
January is National Blood Donor Month and coincides with a time of year where blood supply is often critically low. According to the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), people stop donating during the holidays and when sick during cold and flu season. Winter weather also often impacts the ability to hold blood drives.
One unit of blood can help save multiple lives, and only 3 percent of the U.S. population donates blood each year. So in these last few days of January, schedule your blood donation. You can find a location near you on the AABB website.
We’re proud to support those in need of life-saving blood by keeping temperature-sensitive blood and blood products safe during transit.