Donut it feel good to donate?

Grand Rapids Red Cross, Donut Feel Good to Donate
The good feeling you get from helping to save a life just got better. -Todd Kulman

When asked, many blood donors will say they give blood because of the satisfaction they get from knowing they just helped save a life. This January Dunkin’ Donuts is joining the American Red Cross in confirming that good feeling through a special promotion that asks, “Donut feel good to donate?”

During the month of January, which is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, those who come to give blood at participating American Red Cross blood drives in the West Michigan region will receive a coupon for a free donut from Dunkin’ Donuts.

“The good feeling you get from helping to save a life just got better,” said Todd Kulman, Communications Program Manager for the Great Lakes Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “We’re grateful to Dunkin’ Donuts for building good will through their generous gift to blood donors.”

Through “Donut feel good to donate?” Dunkin’ Donuts joins the Red Cross in celebrating blood donors and encouraging more people to give blood. Collecting blood during the winter can be challenging since cold and snowy weather can sometimes prevent donors from making and keeping appointments. Janaury is usually one of the most challenging months in the year to collect enough blood for patients due to changing weather conditions.

“While weather changes, the need for blood never does,” said Kulman. “In lots of ways, it’s a great feeling to know you have something to give that’s needed year-round.”

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information on donating blood through the American Red Cross. You can also search for American Red Cross blood donors on facebook.