Give Blood on Friday

Posted at: 12/27/2012 2:40 PM

Many hospital patients have a gift on their wish list this year that only generous hearts can give: a blood donation.

Once the hustle and bustle of the holidays subsides, the American Red Cross reminds people to give one last gift — give blood.

A blood donation can be the most meaningful gift of the season.

You can end the year on a high note by donating blood on Friday, December 28, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Northland Chapter, 2524 Maple Grove Road, Duluth.

Walk-in donors are welcome and all donors will be entered into a drawing for three $25.00 gift cards.

As many as 44,000 blood donations are needed every day across the country to meet the needs of patients.

Make an appointment to donate by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.