Updated: 12/23/2013 8:00 PM
Created: 12/22/2013 7:33 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste
Because of the holidays and cold weather this is a tough time of year for the local blood banks.
To try to boost the supply, the American Red Cross held a one-day blood drive in Oakdale on Monday. It's called "12 Hours of Giving."
It's the first year of the drive and organizers hope it will become a holiday tradition.