National Blood Donor Month

January 2022

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Give Blood, Save Lives

Due to an increase in illness during the winter months and inclement weather conditions, blood donations decline and demand increases. Millions of people including cancer patients, organ recipients, and victims of accidents rely on blood donations. This month, consider making an appointment to donate, blood donation is safer than ever and you will help save lives!

What happens to donated blood?

Blood Donation Statistics

  • Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and/or platelets.
  • Approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U. S.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 units of blood.
  • Blood and platelets cannot be manufactured; they can only come from volunteer donors.
  • One donation can potentially save up to three lives.

Where to Donate

Below are a few places you may visit to donate! You can always check for a blood drive near you by visiting the American Red Cross website!

Pittsford Public Library

Friday, January 7th

24 State St.

Pittsford, NY 14534

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Cheshire Volunteer Fire


Saturday, January 8th

4285 Route 21 South

Canandaigua, NY 14424

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Pavilion Fire Department

Recreation Hall

Monday, January 10th

11302 S Lake Rd.

Pavilion, NY 14525

1:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Macedon Public Library

Friday, January 14th

30 Main St.

Macedon, NY 14502

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Henrietta Blood Donation


Wednesday, January 19th

825 John St.

West Henrietta, NY 14586

11:30 AM – 7:30 PM

New Year, New Connections!

Smola Consulting Wellness Instagram Page

That's right! Smola Consulting is launching an Instagram page in March 2022. Click Smola_Consulting_Wellness to follow us!

Our new Instagram will feature a year-long program titled 'The Weekly LEAP'. LEAP stands for: Learn, Eat, Act & Play. In The Weekly LEAP we offer recommendations for experiencing a chosen well-being topic using micro-actions to influence long term behavior change. Applying the micro-actions in the categories of nutrition, acts of kindness/gratitude/self-care, and physical activity will help support a fun and holistic exploration within each topic.

What's great about The Weekly LEAP is that you can bookmark, share and practice the LEAP's that work well for you. If the LEAP or actions suggested doesn't pique your interest, no worries, come back the following week for a new opportunity to explore!

Take a sneak peak at The Weekly LEAP in the video embedded below and don't forget to follow us on Instagram at Smola_Consulting_Wellness!

The Weekly LEAP: Gratitude

2022 Wellness Speaker Series

Smola Consulting is proud to announce that we will be hosting another wellness speaker event! Join us on February 24th @ 7:00 PM for the Science of Yoga, presented by world-renowned yoga teachers and co-founders of the premium streaming platform, Inner Dimension Media TV, Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom.

The Good Life Challenge

Smola Consulting is offering another opportunity to participate in The Good Life Challenge! Join us from January 10th through January 19th for this 10-day whole food plant-based diet challenge.

A whole-food, plant based diet is based on the following principles:

  • Whole Food describes natural foods that are not processed. This means whole, unrefined (or minimally refined) ingredients.
  • Plant-based means food that comes from plants and does NOT contain animal ingredients such as meat, milk, eggs, or honey.

What to do in the time leading up to the challenge:

  1. Increase your vegetable and fruit intake. By adding more produce, you will help develop a taste for plant foods and transition to a higher-fiber diet. Be open to discovering new items in your produce section.
  2. Fill at least 3/4 your plate (or more!) with produce, grains or beans, and begin downsizing your meat serving. Make a large salad or swap in chopped mushrooms or tofu for half of the ground meat you'd normally use in tacos or chili.
  3. If you include meat in your meals, stick to small amounts and choose lean cuts. First, focus on decreasing the amount of processed meat you eat (bacon, hot dogs, and sausage).
  4. Plan out a few plant-based meals each week where you eat no meat, fish, dairy, or eggs. Ease into it and be sure to give your body extra time to prepare!


“Blood Donation Costs You Nothing, But It Can Mean The World To Someone In Need.” -Unknown

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