Thursday, March 5, 2009

A reminder from the Red Cross

  1. More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada.

  2. 43,000 pints: amount of donated blood used each day in the U.S. and Canada.

  3. Someone needs blood every two seconds.

  4. Only 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood - less than 10 percent do annually.

  5. About 1 in 7 people entering a hospital need blood.
To schedule an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800 GIVE LIFE or visit us at our website .

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