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Holidays, bad weather and illness are a few reasons the blood supply often drops to critical levels during the winter months. But a stable supply is necessary to ensure blood is available when patients need it most.
That's where you come in.
In honor of National Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross invites everyone to donate blood in January.
As a token of appreciation, all participants in January blood drives will be eligible to enter a region-wide drawing for a high-definition television worth $1,000.
Blood is a perishable product with a shelf life of only 42 days, and platelets just five days, so it must be replenished constantly - there is no substitute.
You can help save a life this January by donating blood Thursday, Jan. 31 from noon to 5 p.m. at Campbellsville University.
If you are at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. All donors need to present identification.
For more information, or to schedule your blood donation appointment, call (800) GIVE-LIFE.