According to the American Red Cross nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year throughout the country. Blood donations are important as they are used for emergencies like car accidents and surgeries. Pompilio said blood components can’t be created in a lab and must be a human volunteer donation which he recognizes could prove to be an inconvenience to some donors.
“This is the month to thank people for that, this is the time to thank the volunteer blood donors,” he said.
Donations have started to increase for the center as people come to them directly to donate rather than waiting for the rescheduling of blood drives.
The month of blood drives in Butler County continues at Oxford Presbyterian Church on Friday from 9-4 p.m., at Hamilton’s Zion Lutheran & The Presbyterian Church on Jan. 21 to 2-6:30 p.m., at the Fairfield Fire Department on Jan. 25 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. and at Fairfield’s Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church on Jan. 28 at 3-7 p.m.