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Here is why Bryna, Ceridian employee in Atlanta, donates:
When my brother was born, the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and due to his size (too large), they were having issue trying to get him out to save him. He lost the blood flow and oxygen he needed for several minutes and had to have an immediate blood transfusion. The blood was from donor’s and I wouldn’t have the most amazing brother if it weren’t for donors. He has always had physical issues due to the lack of oxygen to his brain, it caused the right side of his body to not function as it should. And its never held him back and he has always had the most amazing outlook on life. I’ve been an avid donor since I was 18 and do a combination of whole blood, platelets and double reds. I’ve always felt like it was the least I could do to give back and pay it forward. I have donated for different places but recently hit the 5 gallon mark with the Red Cross.
Facts About Blood Needs
Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and or platelets.
Approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U. S.
Nearly 5,000 units of platelets and 6.500 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.
Nearly 16 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
Sickle cell disease affects 90,000 to 100,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require blood transfusions throughout their lives.
The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 units.
A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 units of blood.
Blood and platelets cannot be manufactured; they can only come from volunteer donors.
The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O.
One donation can help save more than one life.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.8 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2020. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.