The need for donated blood has reached emergency status, according to information from the
A small amount of time and effort can be the difference between life and death for an accident victim. Donating blood is a great way to support your community with needed resources and help supply our hospitals and trauma centers with the tools required to service patients and victims. For those eligible, consider finding a blood drive nearby and making an appointment during this time of need.
THE NEED FOR BLOOD IS CRITICAL YEAR ROUND
Blood donations have a real, tangible impact on patients. According to statistics provided by the
• Each donation can save as many as three lives.
• Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.
• Approximately 36,000 red blood cell units are needed each day.
• Hospitals request blood type O more than any other blood type.
• A single car accident victim may need up to 100 pints of blood.
Looking at these figures, it's clear the need for donations is constant; especially considering the shelf life for donated blood is only 42 days. Unfortunately, the need to replenish the stock never goes away and a surplus of blood is nearly impossible to accumulate under current conditions. But, you can help.
CONSIDER MAKING AN APPOINTMENT TODAY
There are blood drives every day, taking place all over the state and the country. Specifically in the
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