Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation.
1 donation can potentially save up to 3 lives
Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood
Blood and platelets cannot be manufactured; they can only come from volunteer donors
Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.