WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The Red Cross needs blood donations all year long, but especially during the busy holiday season.
Red Cross officials say people often get caught up in holiday preparations and forget to donate blood.
They remind you the greatest gift you can give this Christmas doesn't have to be bought, it's right there inside of you.
"One unit of blood has the potential to save three lives, so you're giving a lifesaving gift, what else could you ask for? So yeah, it's a great gift to give," said <Jane Gendron, Watertown Red Cross executive director.
There are blood drives coming up on Tuesday, December 17 at the Watertown Elks Club and Friday, December 20 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Watertown.