Did you know that just one pint of blood can save up to three lives? However, it’s usually in short supply during the holiday season because of busy schedules, stormy winter weather and illness.
According to the Association of Donor Recruitment Professionals (ADRP), “January, in particular, is a difficult month for blood centers to collect blood donations.” When blood donor turnout is low, America’s blood inventory suffers and can become critically low.
That’s why January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month. This January, set up a blood drive of your own in order to encourage donors to give. Here are a few blood donation giveaways that can help you promote your initiative:
1. Forget-me-not blood droplet ornament
Use this beautiful piece to announce the date of your blood drive. Once the blood drive is over, your recipients can plant the ornament. Within a few weeks, it will bloom into colorful flowers! The plant will serve as a lasting reminder to donate blood annually.
2. Blood donation coloring book
Drop off these educational coloring books at local schools to introduce kids to the idea of donating blood. The book explains to children how every two seconds, someone in the hospital needs blood. It’s important to start educating early!
3. Debossed awareness bracelets
Silicone bracelets are extremely popular for any awareness event. Use debossed awareness bracelets to thank blood donors for their contribution. They’ll proudly wear your bracelet and inspire others to donate blood, too!