Every winter, we're forced to cut the clothes off patients who arrive in the trauma bay. For many of our patients in the Big City, the sweaters we slice through are their only piece of warm clothing.
I know that there are many worthy causes competing for your attention, especially at this time of year. But as you're looking through your closets, if you happen to come across winter clothing that you no longer use, please consider donating it to your local emergency room. It's a simple way to have big impact, especially for many of the homeless men and women living in our communities.
And while you're filled with the holiday spirit, please consider saving a life by donating blood!