National Blood Donor Month
National Blood Donor Month was established in 1970. LifeStream has been around since 1951, all the time encouraging local residents to roll up their sleeves and give the most intimate of gifts to someone they’ll probably never know or meet.
January is also a month filled with new goals, resolutions and hopeful beginnings. LifeStream Blood Bank takes the opportunity to salute blood donors and encourage local residents to help save lives by donating blood.
Local patients – our loved ones, friends, neighbors, colleagues – need our help 365 days a year. Those include surgical and cancer patients; accident, trauma and burn victims; prematurely born babies and mothers giving birth and many more. Check out the story of Alexis “Lexi” Anderson who required 77 units of blood.
Typically, January is one of the most challenging months of the year to collect sufficient amounts blood to meet the needs of local communities. Dipping temperatures and inclement weather can disrupt collection efforts, and the cold and flu season can keep many potential blood donors on the sidelines.
If you’re not yet on the team of “everyday heroes” make 2020 the year you come aboard by giving blood. The process is not time consuming, nor painful, nor expensive. (It doesn’t cost a dime, just an hour of your time!) Plus, you might even get a special promo as a “thank you” for your donation.
Facts & Stats
Want to learn more about blood donation? Click here to learn more about the process and check out some facts and stats about blood.
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