HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WVEC) -- The American Red Cross is urging people to give the gift of life this holiday season, by donating blood.

The need for blood donations is constant, especially during the holiday season.

The Red Cross experiences a decline in blood donations every year around holiday season due to the fact that most people have hectic schedules and are traveling. This makes it more difficult for regular donors to give, and many businesses and organizations are forced to postpone hosting blood drives.

Click here for information on how you can donate.