The summer months is when the most blood donors are needed, give the gift of life today!

As you know, when summertime comes around accidents and traumas increase. When that happens blood shortages become low and blood donors become a demand.

The main cause of the accidents is because more people are out on the road, teenagers are driving more frequently and adults will drink while they drive. Overall, outdoor activities increase causing more accidents.

With regular donors traveling, they have out of town guests, kids are out of school and they are not as available to donate.  Companies have to refrain from scheduling mobile blood drives because they are short handed due to employee vacations.

This is when they ask people to step up and give the gift of life. Coffee Memorial Blood Center, located at 7500 Wallace Blvd is critically low on A-positive, A-negative, B-negative and as always O-negative (the universal donor that can be given to anyone in a crisis).

For more information please visit the Coffee Memorial Blood Center at 7500 Wallace Blvd or visit their website at www.TheGiftOfLife.org