MERIDIAN, Texas (January 27, 2017) – Donating blood for the first time may be a scary proposition. And depending on the person, trying anything new for the first time may be daunting. A new exercise regimen, a new hobby, renewed efforts to live your best life – all of these take work, time or money. But one New Year’s resolution that only takes about an hour of time and no money whatsoever is blood donation. It’s the only New Year’s resolution that potentially changes the lives of four people: the donor and the three patients whose lives are saved with one whole blood donation.