Giving blood during the holidays

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MINOT, N.D. - This holiday season, the importance of giving blood becomes essential. By donating, you can help save up to three lives.

United Blood Services staff say that throughout the month of November, donations have been down and the need is greater.

"The holidays is a great way to give back. With Thanksgiving, we need to be thankful for our healthy lives that we do have and remember those that their health may be compromised and give to them," said Teresa Johnson.

If you'd like to donate you can call the United Blood Services or go to