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January Is National Blood Donor Month

2021 is finally here, and what better way to start the new year than by providing help to those who need it most? Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to aid in promoting the well-being of others, giving ailing people a chance to thrive.

CDC Encourages Donating Blood If You Are Well

In healthcare settings all across the United States, donated blood is a lifesaving, essential part of caring for patients. The need for donated blood is constant, and blood centers are open and in urgent need of donations. CDC encourages people who are well to continue to donate blood if they are able, even if they are practicing social distancing because of COVID-19. CDC is supporting blood centers by providing recommendations that will keep donors and staff safe. Examples of these recommendations include spacing donor chairs 6 feet apart, thoroughly adhering to environmental cleaning practices, and encouraging donors to make donation appointments ahead of time.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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