One simple thing that many can easily do to help potentially save a life is donate blood. The American Red Cross hosts a number of blood drives year round to help keep the supply of blood stocked and available, should emergency responders and medical personnel need to utilize it.
Laura McGuire, External Communications Manager with the American Red Cross appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show to discuss the importance of donating blood. One of the major reasons why donating blood is so important, is that blood isn't something that can be manufactured.
Some blood types are more sought after than others. This is because certain blood types can be utilized to help save lives in more people than others.
To find out more about possible blood drives and to answer questions you may have about donating blood, visit the Red Cross online at RedCrossBlood.org.