You Can Save A Life This Month!

National Blood Donor Month

It is time to roll up your sleeves and do your part to help those in need by donating blood. January is National Blood Donor Month, which is the perfect time to find a blood donation place near you. National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated since 1970 as a way to bring attention to the need for blood donations, especially during the winter months. It is also meant to recognize all of those who have helped save a life by donating blood.

You do not need to have a special reason to give blood, only a desire to help those in need. No matter if you choose to donate blood because you specifically know someone who needs blood, or just because you believe that it is the right thing to do, each time you donate you have the chance to save up to three lives. There is always a need for donations, and every time you roll up your sleeves to donate, you are helping to keep a reliable and healthy supply.

The donation process is very simple and fast. First, you get a mini-physical to check your pulse, hemoglobin level, blood pressure, and temperature. You are then set up in a comfortable chair where you will donate around a pint of blood. The actual process takes around 10 minutes, after which you get to relax and enjoy a tasty snack and something to drink. When you are done donating, you can continue on with your typical daily activities, just make sure to stay hydrated all day.

Gee Schussler Insurance Agency in Orland Park, Illinois would like to encourage you to do your part in giving back this year.