The New Year is finally upon us. With the New year comes the making of resolutions. One resolution that should be on your list is giving blood. Every year the American Red Cross relies on people like you and me to keep their stock of blood full. Countless lives are saved everyday because of good clean blood. The Red Cross has seen a 10 percent drop in donations this winter. The dip in donations has also caused a decrease in the local blood inventory of key blood types including O-negative, A-negative and B-negative.The Red Cross urges everyone to make donating blood a priority this winter. Your help could mean hope for those in need. To find out where you can give blood and to schedule your appointment, go to redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS, for additional information.