Charlotte, NC – With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many Americans are beginning to mark the start of a busy holiday season. This year, the American Red Cross is heading into the holidays with its lowest blood supply in more than a decade at this time of year and asks those who are eligible to give blood or platelets to help ensure patients can enjoy all this season has to offer.American Red Cross: Help

As a thank-you, all those who come to give Nov. 29-Dec. 16 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a private screening of the epic new film The Matrix Resurrections for the winner and 50 of their guests. Plus, those who come to give Nov. 29-Dec. 16 will also get a $10 Gift Card by email, thanks to Amazon. (Terms apply, additional details can be found at

Those who share the warmth and make a blood or platelet donation part of their Thanksgiving plans Nov. 24-28 will receive an exclusive pair of Red Cross holiday socks, while supplies last.

I hope this important message may be a good fit for your Thanksgiving week coverage. If you’d like additional information or would like to set up an interview, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I appreciate your continued support as we combat an ongoing emergency blood shortage this fall.