01/10/2012 09:03 am ET Updated Jan 10, 2012

National Blood Donor Month: Honoring Donors Who Give Hundreds Of Pints (SLIDESHOW)

Getting stuck with an IV may not seem appealing when you're already braving dropping temperatures and winter's sniffles, but this is precisely the time when blood donation centers need you most.

January marks Blood Donor Month and the season when donations drop significantly, according to the American Red Cross.

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. is in need of blood, according to the nonprofit, and the call for donors is on the rise as road accidents and other cold-weather related issues come up.

If you're in need of a little inspiration to get going to your local blood drive, read through the stories of six super donors who won't let frigid weather or holiday commitments get in the way of their donating hundreds of pints of blood.

Learn more about how to donate blood here.