97.9 KICK-FM is hosting a Blood Drive at the Quincy Mall Community Room Monday, May 13.

If you haven't donated in a while, Monday would be a great time to visit the mall and make a donation. If you are unable to make it to this blood drive, you can follow this link to find a blood drive near you.

If you have never donated blood before, remember this: It only takes about an hour, it is virtually painless, and one pint of blood can help save three lives.Research has shown that 60% of Americans are eligible to donate blood, but only 5% donate annually. Click here to get more information about donating for the first time.

I donate blood. Sorry to say, not as frequent as I should. My son has started to donate blood, as well, once he became eligible. I am so proud of him for that!

Please, give the gift of life and donate blood.