Give Something That Means Something

Newsman Al Sigl rallied his daily radio listeners to get involved wherever there was a need. In 1937, he made an on-air plea for donors to help a child in need of a transfusion. The broadcast was immediately followed by 600 calls and offers of help. He wrote down the names and blood types on index cards. Over the years, Al’s network of donors grew large enough that it became a Red Cross pilot program for┬áregional blood banks.

This holiday season, the Red Cross is in urgent need for blood donations of all types. COVID-19 Antibodies testing is being offered on all completed blood donations. For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org or view a list of December blood drives.