Red Cross urges blood donations

The American Red Cross typically has a tough time keeping the blood supply strong during the winter months when inclement weather and seasonal illnesses can impact donors.

This year, the pandemic adds in another challenge in keeping the blood supply strong, according to regional communications director Jonathan McNamera. The Red Cross is urging healthy individuals to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this month.

As a thank-you for helping ensure a stable blood supply, those who come to give this February will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Amazon. Restrictions apply. Details are available at….

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