As journalists we are used to being on the front lines, not behind closed doors. Giving blood is a way to give back, no matter where you are. Every summer there is a 20% decline in blood donations. There’s a constant need for blood, and your blood donation can help ensure patients don’t have to wait to receive needed care so crucial right now. Click on the link above to pledge you’ll roll up your sleeve to donate blood and find a location near you. Each location has more information about the safety precautions and protocols for preventing the spread of germs, including COVID-19, in order to safely give blood.