Every four minutes someone in the area served by Community Blood Center needs a blood transfusion. And I'm sure you've heard me talk about how many people in our state are dealing with food insecurity. I bet you're thinking that it's too much, you're just one person, and you can't help. Incorrect!

The Community Blood Center is working with Harvesters Community Food Network to help feed the needy.  So how does it work? It's pretty simple.  These days you have to make an appointment to donate blood.  And most of the time you make them online. So this month, all throughout the month of March actually, when you make your appointment online, you just tick the little drop down that says you'd like to donate to your local food bank.  Then, after you make your blood donation, the CBC will donate to Harvesters!

Presenting donors throughout March will potentially save three lives, and will also feed families in need. Our community continues to feel the effects of the pandemic, including the ongoing shortage of blood and the struggle for some to keep food on their tables. We are asking you to please find time in your busy schedule to give a little extra this month. Let the extra giving begin. When you donate blood in March, register online to double your impact and we’ll donate to Harvesters on your behalf.

You can find out more about it here or just go ahead and make an appointment and register a food donation here. All you have to do is find a drive and time that works for you sometime this month, the the CBC will handle the rest.

So what are you waiting for, get signed up now! I'm sure everyone you work with and all of your friends and family will admire you for it, and maybe they'll be inspired to donate too, if they can!

Donatingly yours,

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