POSTED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 5:04pm
Baton Rouge, LA (NBC33) — The holidays are a time to give, so why not give the gift of life and donate blood this year?
Blood banks are seeing a huge demand for blood and are looking for donors more than ever. Blood types O and O Negative are needed the most, but anyone is welcome to give. Today, United Blood Services visited Remington College to try and focus on the need for minority donors.
"We need more for African-Americans, but overall, we need from anybody because of patients going in and out of the hospitals,” stated Laticia Williams “It’s very hard to keep good supply on the shelf, during the holidays especially."
You can still give blood today at Remington College until 8:30 p.m. tonight. Just look for the United Blood Services bus outside.