Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks. In the spirit of the season, the American Red Cross is thanking presenting donors with a complimentary pie at participating blood drives during the week of Thanksgiving.
While the need for blood is ongoing, the supply isn't – especially around the holidays. Long holiday weekends pose an extra challenge when many donors are traveling to be with family and friends. This Thanksgiving, you can give a hospital patient another reason to be thankful by donating blood.
"Without the generosity of volunteer blood donors, we would not be able to ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need," said Shelly Heiden, CEO of the Red Cross Heart of America Blood Services Region. "A single blood donation can help save up to three lives and give patients another opportunity to celebrate holidays with their loved ones."
Participating Thanksgiving Day Blood Drives
Nov. 20 from 12-6 p.m. at VFW Hall, 106 SW Third Ave. in Aledo, Ill.