- Last Updated on 01:00 PM 01/06/14
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month.
The American Red Cross has been collecting blood for patients in need for more than 60 years and during that time, a great deal has been learned about the human spirit of giving as well as about blood collection, according to Ginger Weaver, American Red Cross specialist for disaster and military services.
The Red Cross has learned that blood donors are committed to the health of the community. Blood donors are willing to roll-up their sleeves and help strangers in need, asking nothing in return, Weaver said.
Many of the regular blood donors in Halifax County have each given gallons over a period of time, she added. These donors not only give the gift of life to many, for each pint can help up to three patients; these faithful blood donors are giving of their time too.
“It is because of donors like these that more than 8 million blood products are available for patients in hospitals, cancer treatment centers and transfusion centers across the country each year,” Weaver added.
“During January, which is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross honors all the generous individuals who are willing to give from the heart. We wish you all the best during the coming year and most of all, we wish you good health,” Weaver said.
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be set up Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m. at the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax, and the public will be welcomed with homemade brownies and a cup of delicious hot chocolate…with extra marshmallows.
“Come on in and donate your gift of life on Tuesday,” Weaver said.
During January, which is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, the American Red Cross honors all the generous individuals who are willing to give from the heart. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be set up Tuesday from noon until 6 p.m. at the Mary Bethune Complex in Halifax.