If you want to make a difference is someone's life, right now, consider donating some blood. WebMD says blood bank supplies tend to be low in January because the holidays and winter weather often keep people from going to the a donation site.

Donating blood or blood products, like platelets, is a relatively quick and easy way to make a real difference in the lives of people with serious health problems.

The American Red Cross has dubbed January "National Blood Donor Month" visit the Red Cross website and plug in your zip code or call 1-800-RED CROSS.