Even if you’ve decided against new year’s resolutions, you should put donating blood at the top of your to-do list this month, according to the American Red Cross; January is National Blood Donor Month. In the winter months, donation levels drop considerably, and because of the short shelf-life of blood, this is a huge problem for the country’s hospitals and clinics.
Regional blood drives are offering special promotions to encourage donors, like New York and Pennsylvania’s “Give a Pint. Get a Pound.” deal with Dunkin’ Donuts (donors all get a pound of coffee for donation a pint of blood, and are entered for a chance to win a full year of free Dunkin’ Donuts coffee). Celebrities are also lending their name to the cause, including the cast of this season’s The Bachelor.
Check out this gallery of celebs who’ve also supported blood donation (and given their own, to boot):