It's the lifeline to our bodies...blood, and donation centers are in desperate need of it right now.

The pandemic reminded us just how badly hospitals and health care centers rely on a constant blood supply to save lives. Our bodies require such a good amount of it, that when things like blood transfusions and other things happen, the supply can dwindle quickly.

Compound that with the pandemic basically halting any kind of blood donations until you were verified NOT to be positive for COVID-19, the need for blood donations has never been greater.

People are starting to get back in the normal swing of things when it comes to life, and that means going to the doctors office for routine checkups and other things, and because more people are visiting the doctor, the more people we find that may need blood.

You can help by getting out to any of the local blood donation centers here and give back a little bit. Because the pandemic is still going on, you will still need to test negative for COVID-19 and have proof of it before donating. However, if you have been fully vaccinated for the virus, you can donate immediately.

Keep in mind, a lot of blood donation centers will pay you for donating, so it could be a quick easy way to put a few bucks in your pocket while also saving some lives. Pretty good feeling right? If it's money you need, you can always think about donating plasma as well. That usually pays a pretty fair amount and there's always a need for that as well.

Let's band together like we did during the height of the pandemic and help out the members of our community.

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This Huge Cabin In Palo Duro Canyon Is Top-Notch Glamping

This cabin is (to us) the definition of "glamorous camping".

This three bedroom rental is tucked away in the Palo Duro Canyon. It's a cabin with serious room, meaning it can fit up to eight guests--a girls trip, family vacation, or any bigger group.

The cabin is available for booking through and the description along with the provided photos is enough to catch the eye of anyone ready to get out of town and away from it all.....without having to go very far.

It's a beautiful place with woodwork throughout, full amenities, and all the mandatory electornics (and WiFi!). If a group of people were to split the cost of their stay between each other, it is without a doubt one of the most budget-friendly options for vacations.

The four day minimum stay required to make a booking is the only drawback to this diamond in the rough of a rental property--but it's nothing a little planning ahead and vacation time can't remedy.

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