In the summer months when people are traveling or out enjoying the weather, injuries increase along with the need for blood donations. Effingham Radio News spoke to Julie Kerner, a Donor Recruitment Representative with the local Red Cross, about the higher need for blood donations during the summer months.
With many opportunities in area to give blood, Kerner suggested that potential donors eat will and drink plenty of water before giving.
The local Red Cross will be holding the 19th Annual Effingham Corporate Challenge next week on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Effingham Elks Lodge. There will be prizes for the first 50 donors and raffles.