The Red Cross is encouraging you to give the gift of life and make a blood donation. Spokeswoman Sue Thesenga says May is Trauma Awareness Month:

The Red Cross needs to collect 13,000 blood donations across the nation every day to keep up with patient demand. A person involved in a car accident may need as many as 100 units of blood.

Thesenga says people can download an app and schedule a blood donation appointment on their smartphone, or visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.