Today, there aren’t enough blood donors to meet this urgent need. By donating blood, you can make a difference in the life of a patient with sickle cell disease as well as moms with complicated childbirths, people fighting cancer, accident or trauma victims being raced to emergency rooms, and many more.
Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and or platelets.
Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U. S.
The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 units.
A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 units of blood.
One donation can potentially save up to three lives.