The American Red Cross need blood. Throughout the year people donate blood to the Red Cross to help people who need it. Donations tend to slow down in the winter months, but the need continues to grow. ” The winter is a really difficult time for us to collect blood products so we’re asking all eligible donors to come out and give. As of today we’re down 195 pints,” said Lisa Frazell, an account executive with the Red Cross. You can make an appointment to donate by calling 941- 2900.