I am writing to ask readers to think about donating blood. Recently, my mother had knee replacement surgery. Due to some complications, she needed a blood transfusion. I saw how critical it is to have blood available. I have seen commercials lately that are asking people to donate blood due to shortages around the holidays.
I just want to ask people to remember that it doesn't take much time, and it doesn't hurt to give blood. It could be the life of someone you love that you save.
From 1 to 6 p.m. today, the Central Kentucky Blood Center will be at the Ephraim McDowell Wellness Center taking donations. Give the gift of life, give blood!