One gift that you can still give this holiday that is a lot safer is the gift of life.
Two blood drives will be going on in Bowling Green this upcoming week.
Officials with the Red Cross say this is a very critical time of the year for donations.
"Because people are so busy out buying gifts and parties and kids are out of school and colleges are closed, and the amount of donations go down but the need for the blood goes up," stated Karen Curtis, of Donor Recruitment Development.
If you are interested in donating blood, you can stop by the Health and Wellness Center in the Greenwood Mall on Dec. 27 from 12-6:00p.m.
Or the Holiday Inn University Plaza Hotel on Dec. 28 from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. where hourly drawings will be held for prizes.