One of the easiest most effective ways to help out is to donate blood. There are a wealth of opportunities around town to do just that. 

If you want to help out, you can check out one of these 10 blood drives happening this week:

  1. Napelton Autowerks - 12/11 - 3-7PM
  2. Forreston High School - 12/11 - 7:30-1PM
  3. Christ Lutheran Church Belvidere - 12/12 - 1-7PM
  4. SAH Plaza - 12/12 - 10-2PM
  5. First UMC of Harvard - 12/13 - 12-6:30PM
  6. Presence St. Anne Center - 12/13 - 11-3PM
  7. Rocknel Fastener Inc. - 12/13 - 11-4:30PM
  8. Davis Junction Fire Department - 12/14 - 1-7PM
  9. Oregon Fire Protection District - 12/14 - 2-6PM
  10. Clinton High School - 12/15 - 8:30-1PM

As always I'd like to thrown in my own two cents on how painless this procedure actually is. As someone who has gone through some medical procedures over the past year and a half who is VERY afraid of needles, I can assure you that the whole procedure has gotten a LOT better. You honestly barely even feel anything. If it does, call me up and I'll donate five dollars to your favorite charity. That's a promise.

Get out there and help save a life.