Planning your next do-it-yourself or home improvement project? Donate blood or platelets during the American Red Cross “Building a Better Blood Supply” promotion January 1 through March 31, 2013, for your chance to win a $1,000 gift card to a home improvement store. Whether you’re looking for power tools, paint or your must-have DIY supplies, the Red Cross wants to reward donors who not only do-it-yourself, they do it for others.
Winter weather and busy schedules tend to keep donors away, but the need for blood is constant. The Red Cross relies on volunteer blood donations to fulfill hospital needs. With blood drives held every week throughout Macon County there are countless opportunities for donors to help improve the lives of others and possibly improve their homes, as well.
“Donating blood only takes about an hour, but the benefits can be lifesaving for a patient in your community,” said Delisa English, chief executive officer, Carolinas Blood Services Region. “This time of year is always challenging, but we hope our dedicated donors continue to make it a priority to build a better blood supply.”