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National Blood Donor Month

Give Blood This New Year

Start the new year by saving lives! Did you know that healthy adults can donate a pint of blood every 2 months? Each pint of blood can help save up to 3 lives! Learn about where you can donate: www.bloodcenter.org

Donating Blood is Essential

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, according to the American Red Cross. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation.

Here are just a few reasons you should consider donating blood in 2022.

  • Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and or platelets. 
  • Approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U. S. 
  • Nearly 5,000 units of platelets and 6.500 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S. 
  • Less than 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood or platelets.

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