January marks National Blood Donor Month, making it a great time to get out and give blood.

The American Red Cross says this time of year is a great time to spread awareness about making a difference, because during the winter it can be tough to maintain a sufficient blood supply.

That’s in part because of the winter weather, causing blood drives to be canceled and making it harder for people to get out.

People also tend to get sick this time of year, and you need to be healthy to give blood.

For anyone who donates this month, the Red Cross is giving out free reusable bags.

If you give blood before January 19, you can be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl.

To schedule your next blood or platelet donation at rcblood.org/appt.



Tejay Schwartz

Morning Drive Jock at GM Broadcasting / 102.5 The Vault. -- I was born in Denmark and moved to the US with my family when I was 3. I grew up in Upstate NY and have lived here since. I graduated from JC High school and Sullivan County Community. I'm working The 102.5 The Vault Morning Show as well as traffic (scheduling commercials).