According to the America Red Cross, 36,000 units of Red blood cells are needed every day in the US alone.
7,000 units of plasma and 21,000,000 components of blood are used each year in our country alone.
The blood type most often requested is Type O, but anyone who can should donate and various others blood components are processed and used, not just whole blood.
Critical Blood Shortage -:
- Children’s cancers of the blood.
- Emergency childbirth.
- Open heart surgeries
- Car accidents, traumas.
- Acts of violence etc.
- Organ transplant surgeries.
- Sickle Cell Disease.
How to Prepare To Donate Blood
Beginning the day before donation;
- Drink plenty of water and wholesome liquids. No alcohol.
- Limit your caffeine intake.
- Eat a well-balanced meal 1 – 2 hours before dobation.
- Get plenty rest.
In the event that you donate plasma, please ensure that you are not taking aspirin or aspirin-containing products up to 48 hrs before you donate.
It is imperative that you consult with your medical provider before starting or stopping any medications.
Persons May Be Excluded If;
- They are pregnant
- Have hepatitis
- Heart disease
- Received blood in last 12 months
- Active infections, etc.
The need for life giving blood and blood components does not discriminate…
You can find a center to Donate by:
- Searching on any search engine.
- Search by Zip code
- Search by organization name.
The process can take as little as 10 minutes to collect 1 pint of whole blood.
This is a crucial event. We are in a state of crisis!
Bring a photo ID with you.
Thank you. Peace, health and blessings.