Now that the holidays are over, now that you have given monetary donations, or canned goods or even clothing to help those in need, now it is time to give of yourself a little more.
The Imperial Valley needs blood. As a result of holiday weekends when crowds filled the local sand dunes, our local blood supplies have been tapped. According to Imperial Valley Blood Services, there is a critical need to replenish supplies of all blood types. It is a necessity.
We urge people to give blood. It is a simple task, one that calls for taking just a little time out of the day to give a little bit of that precious source of life — and lives do depend on what you give.
Right now, a Seeley mother and three of her children are in the University of California San Diego Medical Center burn unit after their Christmas tree ignited on New Year's Day. The family members need blood and plasma to recover from the burns.