Facts & Figures
1 Pint = 3 Lives
One pint is all that is needed to save three lives.
Products Each Day
Our local hospitals transfuse about 400 blood products each day.
Blood Cannot be Artificially Made
Blood cannot be artificially made - it must be donated.
In the US, Blood that is Paid For...
In the US, blood that is paid for cannot be used for patient transfusion.
Every 2 Seconds...
Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
Only Takes An Hour
The whole blood donation process from registration to cookies typically takes about an hour.
Less than 10% Donate...
Less than 10 percent of the population that is eligible to donate does so.
Platelets Can Be Stored for 5 Days
Platelets can be stored for five days.
Red blood Can be stored for 42 days
Red blood cells can be stored for 42 days.
O- Red Cells Are Universal
Donors with O- blood can donate their red cells to all other blood types. Donors with AB+ blood can receive red cells from all other blood types.
AB Platelets are Universal
Donors with type AB blood can donate their platelets to all other blood types.
In Case of Emergency
The blood used during an emergency or national disaster is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
Cancer patients are the number one recipient of blood products.
Schedule a Donation
You can donate whole blood every 56 days, platelets every 14 days or Double Red Cells every 112 days.
All blood is tested for multiple diseases
All the blood and platelet donations are tested for multiple diseases before they are released to the hospitals.