Pardon me, but could you spare some blood? A blood bank in Grand Junction, Colorado could really use it.

The St. Mary's Regional Blood Center in Grand Junction is running short on blood. They sent out an email this week asking for donations. Are you available to help out?

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Urgent Email Sent Out Today

Earlier this week I received an email from the St. Mary's Regional Blood Center. This email was not the typical reminder to donate. This one came with a certain gravity. The email said:

Hello blood donor. We need your help. We have many appointments available and are having trouble filling them. Will you donate blood?

I'm Overdue To Donate

My last donation was almost four months ago. The blood center will call me when it's time to donate again. They called me about two months ago to remind me I was eligible again. Unfortunately, I was waiting for results from a COVID test and couldn't donate.

One Of The Most Rewarding Things You'll Ever Do (In My Opinion)

Trust me, it's quick, easy, and with the exception of this little pokey thing they stick your finger with, it's absolutely painless.

Waylon's Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Donate Blood

Here's my list, a list that has been shared hundreds of times, of my top five reasons why you should donate blood at the St. Mary's Regional Blood Center. In my opinion, all five reasons are valid. The one that gets me, though, is the fifth item on the list. This can happen at any time, without warning, maybe to someone you know... maybe even you.

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Are you ready to donate? They do ask you to make an appointment. It's easy to schedule an appointment online with their user-friendly Donor Portal.

You'll find the blood center at 750 Wellington Avenue in Grand Junction. Donation hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

Ways to Celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Today (February 17, 2022) is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. It's also National Random Acts of Kindness Week. Did you know this holiday originated in Denver, Colorado? Here are a few simple and fun ways to celebrate, courtesy of herahub.com.

START SCROLLING: Small Colorado Towns Known for Big Things

Colorado is full of towns and cities of all sizes. If you're on the front range, you have the majority of big populated cities. Move more towards the east and west, and these towns get smaller and smaller.

Just because some of these towns are populated by very few people, that doesn't mean they are not home to big things.

Let's take a look at these small Colorado towns known for big things.

You Know You're From Colorado When...

We all remember the Jeff Foxworthy jokes back in the day "you might be a redneck". What made those ridiculous stereotypes so funny is because they had just a tiny bit of truth to them. Well along those same lines I wanted to highlight a few ways of thinking that everyone from Colorado has. They are not bad things, just the way we do things and go about our business around here.

So here is a list of ways 'You Know You're From Colorado':