Beaumont, Texas (PRWEB) December 31, 2013
Since January 1970, this upcoming month has been declared National Volunteer Blood Donor Month by the American Red Cross. With the holidays coming to an end, it’s difficult for the American Red Cross to collect the amount of blood donations that are needed. Quality Mat, your source for hardwood crane mats and ground protection mats, would like to urge everyone to give blood this January.
According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. Nationwide, on average, 44,000 blood donations are needed each day. The Beaumont Chapter of the American Red Cross has been serving the community of Beaumont since May 29, 1917. Since then, they’ve been providing care and collecting blood donations for families and people who have been through natural disasters and patients who are undergoing treatment for diseases and trauma.
January has proven a difficult month for blood donations. With inclement weather and seasonal illnesses, fewer people donate blood around this time of the year. Unfortunately, blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come from generous people who are willing to donate. Donating blood only takes a few minutes, but doing so can possibly save a life.
In addition to blood donation, the American Red Cross also provides meals and snacks, overnight stays, health and mental health visits, relief items, and more to families and people in need. The American Red Cross is accepting donations all year round, and people aren’t the only ones who can help. Businesses can do their part too by donating time or money to the cause. All of these donations help the American Red Cross provide emergency services and more to people in need.
Every year, Quality Mat tries to donate as much of their net profit as possible to helping those in need, which is why they’re proud to support the Beaumont Chapter of the American Red Cross. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people. This January, feel good knowing a life was saved, and donate blood at your local chapter of the American Red Cross. To learn more about donating blood, or to find a donation center near you, visit RedCrossBlood.org.
Quality Mat Company
Located in Beaumont, Texas, Quality Mat is your number one source for ground protection mats. Quality Mat Company is a proud supporter of the Beaumont Chapter of the American Red Cross. To learn more about Quality Mat, visit qmat.info.