According the the Community Blood Center of The Ozarks during the holiday season blood levels have a tendency to dip. That's why they encourage people to donate now more than ever.
"We call it the spirit of giving we want people to give during those holidays especially in the month of December when blood inventory could get a little bit lower," said Duce Foreman of the Blood Center.
Foreman says what makes donating to the Community Blood Center so special is that all of the blood stays here in Northwest Arkansas.
"Any blood donation made in a hospital in Benton Washington County that blood is coming from community blood Center," said Foreman.
People like Rob Lowe donate regularly and he wants others to do the same.
"Knowing there's something I can give and it doesn't hurt and it's going to help somebody else is why I do it," said Lowe.
According to Foreman says in the next couple of months efforts for more blood drives will be ramped because every drop counts.
Foreman said, "We do it to save lives in at the honest truth a blood donation, a pint of blood can save up to three lives in a local hospital."