It wasn't a bad day to get out and about or to stop by one of seven locations to donate at the last day of the Annual Heartland Blood Drive.
At University Mall in Carbondale people started lining up early this morning.
Some of the donors say they gave blood to help out their family members.
Others say they just wanted to help those in need.
"And the best thing is that you actually know you helped somebody," said Darcy Murphy. "And they say (it's) anywhere from one to three people you help each time you come in. So you can't do much better than that, that's one of the important things you can do."
And in Missouri it's been very busy past three days.
Officials with the American Red Cross say January is normally the worst month for blood donations, and usually it's the month hospitals need the blood the most.