Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- This time of year is known as the season of giving, and for many who are spending the holidays in the hospital, the gift of a blood donation is at the top of their wish list. That's why the American Red Cross is reminding eligible donors to give this meaningful gift during their year end blood drive. You can end the year on a high note by donating blood on Friday, December 28th between 9am and 2pm at the Northland Chapter facility at 2524 Maple Grove Road in Duluth. Walk-in donors are welcome and all donors will be entered into a drawing for three $25 gift cards. As many as 44,000 blood donations are needed every day across the country to meet the needs of patients. If you would like to make an appointment to donate, you can visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS. Posted to the web by Krista Burns