Dec 1, 2023 Winter Weather Impacts Blood Donations - Here’s How You Can Help


Blood donations are needed year-round to save lives, but the winter months are typically marked by busy holiday schedules, inclement weather and seasonal illness like the flu, which makes it difficult for blood donors to make and keep donation appointments. It is encouraged now more than ever to donate blood—which is simple and safe— and usually takes under one hour. Read more at

Joanna M. Rhodes, MD, MSCE - Director of the Lymphoma Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s leading cancer program and only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and system head for Lymphoma at RWJBarnabas Health. She is also an assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.