It's a new year and this year you can start by saving a life when you donate blood in Lubbock. It's National Blood Donor month and your donation can make a real difference according to Everything Lubbock and a press release from Vitalant working to raise awareness now when the need is urgent.

January is one of the most difficult times of year to raise enough donations to meet needs. Blood donations save as many as 12,000 lives a day according to the news release from Vitalant.

Donating blood is one of the simplest ways you can make a real difference, so why not find out more? This could be a great new year's resolution to make. Imagine how good it would feel to know you have helped save lives simply by donating blood!

The need is great now, so take a minute and follow this link for all the details. Vitalant is located at 2523 48th St in Lubbock.