(Undated) – The Red Cross is reminding you to take a few minutes out of your busy holiday schedule and give the ultimate gift this season. According to the Red Cross, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, more than 1 million units of blood could be transfused in the United States. Despite this constant need, busy holiday schedules make it difficult for the American Red Cross to collect enough blood to meet those patient needs. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are urgently needed. Learn more about the donation process and find the drive nearest you at redcrossblood.org.