All it will take is one additional blood donation from each eligible blood donor, and we can say goodbye to blood shortages. So, our question is…can you donate just one more time than you did the year before? If you can donate just one more time, it will mean our blood supply will be stronger than ever and ready to face whatever comes our way. Don’t wait for a tragedy to donate blood. Every day people receive blood transfusions: cancer patients, trauma patients, premature babies and sickle cell patients, just to name a few. There is no substitute for blood – the one and only place it can come from…is you. If everyone commits to making one more blood donation than they did the year before, it will have a powerful effect on our community. Together it would make one huge difference...
38% of the population is able to donate blood, yet less than 10% of those who are eligible actually donate blood. It takes a special person to take time out of their day to help save someone else's life. That's why we're asking you to give just one more time this year.Learn More About Blood
The average whole blood donor gives about 1.5 times per year. Even though you can give every 56 days, up to six times per year, many people mistakenly think that by giving once a year they are considered to be a frequent donor. That's why we're asking you to give just one more time this year.Learn More About Whole Blood Donation
The average platelet donor gives 3.8 times per year. However, you can give platelets up to 24 times every year. Platelets are an amazing part of your blood and are very important to our hospitals. Platelets help control bleeding and are used to help cancer patients undergoing harsh treatments. Unfortunately, they also have a very short shelf life of five days. That's why we're asking you to give just one more time this year.Learn More About Platelets
The universal blood type is so very important. When hospitals don't have the time to type a person's blood, they turn to type O Negative. Only 7% of the population is type O negative, yet 11% of our hospital orders are for this type. That's why we're asking you to give just one more time this year.More About O Negative Blood
It takes about 2,500 daily blood donations to meet the needs of patients in our hospitals. The need is that large and constant...there are no vacations for blood usage. In most cases, donated blood is used within 48 to 72 hours. That's why we're asking you to give just one more time this year.The Journey of Blood