Since 1943 when Franklin D. Roosevelt declared March to be a month in which to raise awareness of and celebrate the American Red Cross, every year by presidential decree March has been a time to think about helping others through the Red Cross.

Did you know that the American Red Cross provides approximately forty five percent of the nation’s blood supply?  Since blood cannot be manufactured, this is a huge number of lives saved by generous support.  One donation can save the lives of up to three people and the reason most frequently cited by donators for donating is that they feel a need to help others.

In celebration of March, why not consider giving a donation yourself?  Eighty percent of blood donations are collected via mobile collection centers and the Red Cross works with over fifty thousand organizations to host over two hundred thousand blood drives in any given year.  With numbers like that, there’s sure to be a collection center or mobile drive convenient to your location.

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