“It’s important to remember the crucial role blood donations hold in our community on a daily basis. The need for blood never takes a holiday. Everyday patients in local hospitals depend on blood donors to live. In an instant any one of us can find ourselves on the receiving end of a blood transfusion,” said Forbes.
60% of the population is eligible to be a blood donor, yet only 5% actually donate.
“If you have never donated blood before, now is a great time to start. January is National Blood Donor Month, making it the perfect time to start making blood donation a habit. It only takes a little of your time, and you will literally be helping give someone a second chance at life,” said Forbes.