Still struggling to pick a New Year’s Resolution? If so, resolve to save a life this year. Unfortunately, winter is a difficult time of year to meet the blood donation demands our country has. The American Red Cross and the millions of people they save need your help. Across the nation, approximately 44,000 blood donations are needed per day for patients going through surgery, cancer, trauma and other treatments.1 To raise awareness, the American Red Cross has set out to make January National Blood Donor month to recognize the need for healthy individuals to give blood. Each year, almost 11 million people give blood1 and you can easily be one of them! It takes roughly one hour of your time and makes a huge impact on so many patients’ lives.
Information for Minnesota blood donors:
Minneapolis Area Blood Donation Center
Phone Number: 1-800-RED CROSS
Address: 1201 West River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55454
Or schedule online: http://www.redcrossblood.org/locations/minneapolis-area-blood-donation-center
Common Questions & Tips:
“How do I know if I’m eligible to donate?”
For more detailed information, visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements.
“What should I expect from this process?”
See http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/donation-process for full disclosure on the donation process.
Helpful Tips for Success on Donation Day:2
How you can help in ways besides donating blood:
Remember, donating blood takes only one hour out of your day & makes a huge impact on so many patients’ lives. For more information or to schedule an appointment visit: www.redcrossblood.org.
Live Your Life Donating!
Dr. Eva Norman
President & Founder
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Live Your LifeTM
Bringing Physical Therapy & Wellness to You!
1 January is National Blood Donor Month. http://www.redcrossblood.org/news/southeasternmichigan/national-blood-donor-month
Accessed on January 15, 2017.
2 Donating 101. http://www.redcrossblood.org/students/donating-101. Accessed on January 15, 2017.