The holidays are a busy time of year, but the American Red Cross is making it easy and rewarding to give the most important gift on some patients’ wish list – a lifesaving blood donation. In thanks for being the lifeline patients need this holiday season, the Red Cross is thanking those who come to give Nov. 18-Dec. 18 with a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. (Restrictions apply; see amazon.com/gc-legal).

11/18-12/4 Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5880 Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 34

11/20 - Livermore City Hall, 1052 S. Livermore Avenue

12/6 - Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza

12/6 - California Water Service, 195 South N Street

12/6-12/18 Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5880 Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 34