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