Red Cross Blood Drive at 22News a success

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News and the American Red Cross teamed up Wednesday to help save lives.

All blood types were welcomed to make sure there was a reliable supply for patients.

22News spoke with the American Red Cross who explained why January is such an important time to give blood.

Kelly Isenor of the American Red Cross told 22News, “January is an extremely challenging month for donors, what happens is around the holidays people are busy they aren’t making their appointments we can get through the holidays but than we start to see that decline, and blood is a perishable product we never want to be in a situation where we were starting to worry about the supplies.”

Donors received a $5 Dunkin Donuts card as well as a Red Cross t-shirt.

If you couldn’t make it out on Wednesday, you can still give blood. Click here to learn more >>

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