Saturday, February 20, 2010

the demand for blood transfusions is growing faster than donations

I think it's fascinating to think about how someone you have no connection with is alive becasue they have your blood running through their veins.

 - Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood
 - One donation can help save the lives of up to 3 people
 - If you began donating blood at age 17 and donated every 56 days until you reached 76, you would have donated 48 gallons of blood, potentially helping save over 1,000 lives
 - Only 5 percent of eligible donors across the nation donate blood, but the number of transfusions nationwide increases by 9 percent every year

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