Save Lives! It’s National Blood Donor Month

doctor taking blood

If you’re looking for a new goal, why not considering helping someone in need? Start in January because it’s National Blood Donor Month. The American Red Cross encourages you to roll up your sleeve and donate.

According to the American Red Cross, “January is one of the most difficult times of the year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs.” Bad weather causes cancelled blood drives and illnesses like the flu. Because of this, donations drop.

Visit the American Red Cross website or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to donate.


Have your driver’s license or two other forms of identification available at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

Health Benefits of National Blood Donor Month

  • First. free blood tests.
  • Second, you saved someone’s life!
  • Thirdly. donating blood burns calories.
  • Fourth, donating helps eliminate excess buildup of iron in the blood.
  • Finally, you’re reducing the risk of cancer.

Have a Vision Plan for Your Eyes

The more you think about it, the more you need a vision plan to take care if your eyes.

  • First, you want to make sure the provider offers plans in your area. Enter your zip code on their site to find out.
  • Secondly, use the provider directory to make sure the plan covers what you want.
  • Thirdly, choose a plan that doesn’t have a waiting period.
  • Finally, many companies offer dental and vision together – like Argus!

Here at Argus, we offer the Freedom and Master Plan Vision Plans. The Freedom Vision Plan is available to Freedom Dental Plan members.

First, the plans are affordable. The Freedom starts at $2.74 per month.

Second, with a hassle-free vision plan, there’s no waiting periods, no claims and no deductibles.

Third, Freedom Vision Plan Members have access to over 1,000 Quality In-Network Providers, as well as discounts on Lasik and Sunwear.

On the other hand, the Master Plan Vision Rider is available to current Master Plan Dental members only. The rider offers basic eye care savings and additional savings on Contact Lens Ordering and Lasik Vision Correction.

With three different co-payment options available, and a 15% discount on most services, the Master Plan Vision Rider offers the flexibility you deserve.

The first co-payment option starts at $3.95 per month, the second at $3.35 per month, and the third starts at $2.74 per month.

In conclusion, if you have any questions regarding a vision plan, reach out to an Argus team member TODAY. We’d be happy to help you choose the best plan.