Officials with the American Red Cross are urging citizens across the nation to donate blood this holiday season.
Officials say with holiday shopping stressful, picking out the perfect gift may not have to be that hard.
The American Red Cross is asking donors to Give Something That Means Something This Season and be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.
Individuals are encouraged to donate blood or platelets through Monday, December 31st for the chance to win a $1,000 American Express gift card.
The Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in about 60 hospitals with about 600 people needed to donate blood or platelets each week to meet hospital demands.