BloodSource Encourages Holiday Giving that Truly Matters

When it comes time to giving presents this holiday season, consider something different. Does Grandpa really need a new tie? Are you sure a fruitcake is a good idea? How about a special gift only one generous person can give to another? Donate blood with BloodSource during December, save lives and receive a coupon good for a sweet treat – a pint of Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream.

BloodSource (www.bloodsource.org) has a goal to collect 700 units of blood each day so it can be tested, distributed, and on hospital shelves when needed by patients. Almost 16 million Americans needed blood last year. Every two seconds, a patient in need counts on the lifesaving gift of blood to get through cancer treatment, a surgery, an injury, or childbirth complications. Just three teaspoons can save a baby’s life. Just like Tommy’s.

Tommy Rodacker of Mather, CA needed blood as a seven-month-old for a rare brain cancer affecting only 12 to 15 people in the US each year. Now almost three years old, Tommy is doing well and his family is grateful for blood donors. “It makes the biggest difference in the world,” shares Tommy’s mom, Jennifer.

Blood donation is a gift that costs nothing but an hour of your time. Plus you get snacks and an ice cream coupon! And save lives. It’s a perfect gift made in honor of someone you care for but have no idea what to buy for the holidays.

This holiday season give a gift that truly matters. Call 866.822,5663 today to make your BloodSource appointment to donate blood at a local center or mobile blood drive. You can help a family celebrate the holidays this year and in the years to come…together. What better gift could you give? Together, we do save lives.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent form available at www.bloodsource.org) and weigh at least 110 pounds. Drink fluids and eat well before your blood donation.

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