Why does blood donation decrease during the summer?
Brian spoke with Chassity Kent who is a Donor Recuiter with Vitalant about the Boogie on the Bayou event that is occurring today. This event is a blood drive where every person who donates will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a pint of Blue Bell ice cream, donors have a chance to win other prizes as well. The reason this event is taking place is because there is a 20 percent drop in blood donation during the summer months, but the need for blood increases. Kent says that one of the main reasons that blood donation drops during the summer is because people take more vacations.