The American Red Cross is encouraging you to give blood this holiday season.  Spokeswoman Sue Thesenga says this time of year donation levels do tend to dwindle:

“Especially over the holidays, when people are busy with holiday activities. Seasonal colds and flu have hit us. And winter weather. They all contribute to people not making blood donations on a regular basis.”

Thesenga says they are in need of all blood types. Find a way to donate at red-cross-blood(dot)-org.