Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) is BRIN’s Charity of Choice. The need for blood doesn’t stop for a holiday, or for a pandemic. Patients in local hospitals need blood, and only eligible blood donors can fill the need.

As a thank-you gift for donors who give blood around the Thanksgiving holiday, all NCBB donors between November 20–30 will receive a free pair of blood donor socks! Schedule an appointment at NCBB.ORG or call 1-877-486-9414.

NCBB is taking precautions to keep donors and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about NCBB’s safety protocols here. Plus, to help the nation meet the need for blood during the pandemic, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated some of its eligibility criteria for donating blood. This means some donors who were previously deferred may now be eligible to donate. View blood donor eligibility guidelines here, or call 1-877-486-9414 with questions.

Giving blood is a great way to volunteer and give back to your community. As the winter holidays approach, consider giving the gift of life to local Nebraska Community Blood Bank—connecting people and saving lives in Nebraska since 1968.