National Blood Donor Month

Blood banks are encouraging everyone to donate. The most needed blood types are O positive, O negative and B positive.

Volunteer blood donors are responsible for most of the blood used for patient care across the country. During this time of year the supply of blood can run low because of the lack of donors.

Carol Daws, Communications Director for the Southeastern Community Blood Center, said, "A lot of people are sick in January. The holidays, I don't know if they ruin our immune system or what, but people tend to antibiotics, having colds, strep throats, sinus infections, and when you’re not feeling well, you cannot donate blood."

If you'd like to donate blood, call the Southeastern Community Blood Center. That number 850-877-7181. They have blood centers in Tallahassee and Thomasville.