|Elvis J. Brassfield's 2 Gallon pin|
I already posted a photo of this artifact last November, but here it is again. It is a 2 gallon pin that apparently belonged to Elvis J. Brassfield dated June 19, 1973.
The Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across our nation.
In May and June, donations were at the lowest level the Red Cross has seen in this timeframe in over a dozen years, while demand for blood products remained steady. Because of that, the Red Cross needs blood donors now more than ever. All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient.
We highly encourage all type O negative blood donors who meet the eligibility requirements to double the difference by becoming a double red cell donor. If eligible, you can give to give two donations at once.
The Red Cross also posted a special message from Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore on YouTube titled A different kind of disaster.
Check out the video after the jump...