American Red Cross

Blood Drives on the schedule in January

Plenty of opportunities still exist to donate blood during and after the holidays, a period when travel, winter weather and seasonal sickness can stunt blood supply, according to the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross continues to seek donations of platelets and all blood types.

"Many of us celebrate this time of year with loved ones, but patients may spend the holidays and ring in the new year from a hospital room," Bernadette Jay, spokesperson for the Red Cross Mid-Atlantic Blood Services Region, said in a prepared release. "Blood and platelet donors can bring joy to patients and their families by giving blood or platelets to help ensure patients receive the...