AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, November 23 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
- Every day in the U.S., patients in hospitals, surgical centers and emergency treatment facilities need approximately:
- 36,000 units of red blood cells
- 7,000 units of platelets
- 10,000 units of plasma
About 6.8 million volunteers give blood in the U.S., which is nearly 26 percent fewer donors than at the beginning of this decade. The result is nearly 4.2 million fewer donations each year. Together, we can reverse this trend and help more people realize their life-transforming potential.
Many people believe that most blood is needed after major disasters. However, daily personal emergencies and ongoing medical needs of thousands of patients require a constant and ready blood supply. It’s the blood already on hospital shelves that saves lives.