Blood donations are important to save lives. I am a recipient of blood transfusions and it saved my life.
I was bleeding out due to lupus attacking my uterus. I had to have 4 liters of blood to bring me back to life. I am so grateful for the many people who donated so I could live.
Blood transfusion is the fourth most common inpatient hospital procedure in the U.S. Blood can only come from volunteer blood donors, yet only 3 out of 100 people in the U.S. give blood. That’s simply not enough to help patients who need transfusions.
If you knew that giving one hour of your time would save one life, two lives or three lives would you do it? The truth is that one hour or less of your time could save up to three lives.
More donors, and new donors in particular, are needed to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients like me. Donating blood is a simple process and only takes about an hour from start to finish.
Help save a life today!