The holiday season is the time for giving. For some area residents, that means giving blood.
The holiday season requires an increase in blood donation to meet the need, and having more blood drives than usual during this time of year can mean a different population of donors.
The American Red Cross office in Elizabethtown sets up more blood drives during each Christmas season than is typical during the rest of the year.
Part of the reason for the increase is that the holidays remind people to be generous, Director Sharon Thompson said.