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Got Blood? Windstream Recognizes National Blood Donor Month

Thursday, January 31, 2019

This January, Kinetic by Windstream recognizes National Blood Donor Month and the lifesaving contribution of blood and platelet donors. As we begin the new year, we would like to encourage all of our customers to roll up their sleeves and donate during blood donor month!

We kicked things off a little early with blood drives in Cornelia, Georgia, and Blairsville, Georgia, in December. A donation of one pint of blood could possibly save three people, and nearly 20 people gave blood between the two events… that’s almost 60 people saved!

We would like to thank all of our blood donors for their contribution. Your donation helped the 4.5 million Americans who will need a blood transfusion this year. In fact, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, however, less than 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate.

Blood donations are essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries, and it all starts with one person making a generous donation.

Want to learn about more ways you can help recognize National Blood Donor Month? Check out our list below!

1. Donate

Donating blood is the gift that keeps on giving. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed each day in the U.S., but less than 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate. Do your part and find a blood drive near you.

2. Inspire

Share personal stories, donation experiences and more to help inspire your friends, family, co-workers and others to donate blood.

3. Learn Your Blood Type

What’s your blood type? There are four major blood groups: A, B, AB and O. The type of blood you have is based on the types of antigens present. Knowing your blood type could give you a deeper understanding of your genetic makeup, help you determine dietary needs and even save your life, should you ever need a transfusion.

We are committed to giving back to the Kinetic Communities in which we live and serve. Want to find out when our next blood drives are? Be on the lookout for event updates and more through our Kinetic Community blog, HERE.