Blood is surprisingly versatile.
Why Donate Blood ?
A blood donation truly is a “gift of life” that a healthy individual can give to others in their community who are sick or injured. In one hour’s time, an individual can give one unit of blood that can be isolated into four individual segments that could help save various lives.
From one unit of blood, red platelets can be extricated for use in injury or careful patients. Plasma, the fluid piece of blood, is managed to patients with clotting issues. The third part of blood, platelets, clump the blood when cuts or other open injuries happen, and are frequently utilized in Cancer and transplant patients.
- Nearly 400 new donors a day to meet demand
- Around 135,000 new donors a year to replace those who can no longer donate
- Donors to meet growing demand for better-matched blood
- 30,000 new donors with priority blood types such as O negative every year
- More young people to start giving blood so we can make sure we have enough blood in the future