With the calendar getting ready to flip to a new year, the American Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015, beginning with National Blood Donor Month in January. Did you know that January is National Blood Donation Month!? Now that you do, we want all of you awesome bees who are thinking about donating to your nearest blood blank to have the cleanest blood possible…and we have a few tricks to remove all of those nasty bad toxins that may be building upon your blood.
It starts with beets, Burdock root, Himalayan salt, oregano, pineapple and tomato. These six little awesome ingredients are big supporters of your liver and bloodstream, and they give your blood a solid, oxygenized cleaning. So before you go off being a hero and saving lives, grab a Bee Energized…loaded with enough beets to make your blood sparkle.
Why we should give blood: Blood contains many life-saving components that can help to treat different illnesses and injuries. For many people, blood donors are their lifeline. Blood donation gives a proud feeling of touching someone’s life in such a beautiful way. It’s an experience that no words can define. You have to donate blood yourself to find out. You also benefit in other ways by donating blood as it reduces the chances of ischemic heart diseases (beginning of heart problems) as frequent donations reduce the accumulated and unwanted iron load from the body. Your blood donation will also get you your blood insurance from us. By keeping the blood line flowing, you will greatly contribute towards a healthier, happier society. Do remember, any one may require blood any time including ourselves and our dear ones.
National Blood Donor Month recognizes the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. It has been observed during January since 1970, and that’s no coincidence. Winter is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet patient needs. Unpredictable winter weather can result in blood drive cancelations, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, may cause some donors to be unable to make or keep blood donation appointments.
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative.
Info taken from http://www.americanredcrossblood.org/