The Central Blood Bank predicts a drop in blood donation this holiday season. Spokesperson Lisa Cassidy says its a perennial problem caused by the bustle of the holidays.
"Traditionally, the busiest time for everyone else is the slowest time for us," says Cassidy.
The blood bank tries to counteract this by sponsoring special events and drives. The Enjoy Book Drive is around Thanksgiving, the Steelers Locker Room Drive is after Christmas, and January is National Blood Donors Month. Cassidy says these special programs try to help resuscitate declining winter donation levels.
People interested in donating can call 866-366-6771 or visit the Central Blood Bank website.