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  • Writer's pictureJerry Justice

Blood Shed That Saved Many Lives

  1. Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion

  2. 5 million patients in the US alone need blood every year

  3. Less than 38% of the population is eligible to give blood

  4. Blood cannot be manufactured; it can only come from voluntary donors

  5. 30 million blood components are transfused each year

  6. Platelets, critical for cancer patients, have a shelf life of only five days

  7. Adults have approximately 10 pints of blood in their body. One pint is given during a donation

  8. Only 7% of people in the US have O Negative, the universal blood type

  9. The Red Cross holds over 200,000 blood drives every year

  10. Blood donors can give blood every 56 days; platelet donors every 7 days As you can see, the need is great and the supply is limited. It's an hour of your time and a tiny prick to your arm every other month, but look at the difference you can make! The man I met this week certainly has!

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