Only 5 percent of eligible donors across the nation donate blood consistently each year. But the number of blood transfusions nationwide increases by 9 percent every year.
How often can I Donate Blood?
Whole blood donors can donate as frequently as once every 56 days ( 2 months), receiving a mini-physical once every two months
How is blood used and what is the shelf life?
One unit of blood is divided into three parts: red blood cells, platelets, and plasma. This is done for the purposes such as shelve life, and for the specific needs of patients.
How much blood is actually used?
On average, a hip replacement typically uses 1 unit of blood, a cardiac bypass 2 units, a heart transplant 2 units, and a liver transplant 10 units!
What are my chances of needing blood?
One out of three people will need blood in their life time. One out of ten will need blood next time to the hospital.
What is the difference between donating and selling my blood?
Whole Blood or Platelets bought or paid for Can Not Be Used for the public for transfusions !
What are the most common reasons for blood tranfusions?
Sickle Cell Disease affects more than 80,000 Americans requiring frequent blood transfusions through out a patient’s life. Over One million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. The majority of them will need whole blood and platelets though out treatment.
The US blood supply for patients used in US hospitals, Only Comes from Donors Like YOU!