We mention American Red Cross Blood Drives quite often because it's an easy way to help others without costing you anything but a little time. With the donation of blood, you could save someone's life. As a matter of fact, you could be saving several people's lives. Most people have plenty of blood to spare and you'll be helping to ensure that there's a good supply on the shelf if the time should come that it's needed. Plus you get free juice and cookies afterward and you can walk out with a good feeling, knowing that by giving the gift of blood, you've given the gift of life.

If you're thinking of giving blood, check out some of these useful tips that are on the American Red Cross website. There are several blood drives going on in our listening area very soon, find out where they are by entering your zip code after clicking the button below.