When you donate blood, you help save lives. January is National Blood Donor Month, and, since 1970, the American Red Cross has been encouraging people to give blood and platelets in January to combat declining winter donations. Mayo Clinic experts want people to be aware of the dip in donations so that more will step up to give.
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Justin Kreuter, M.D., Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center, talks about blood donation. Vivien Williams reports.