- One pint of whole blood—the most common form of donation—can save up to three lives.
- Someone needs blood every two seconds.
- Less than 10 percent of the eligible U.S. population donates annually.
- There is no substitute for human blood.
- One in seven people entering a hospital needs blood.
- Females receive 53 percent of blood transfusions; males receive 47 percent.
- One unit of blood can be separated into several components: red blood cells, plasma and platelets.
- Fourteen tests (11 for infectious diseases) are performed on each unit of donated blood.
- Healthy adults who are 16 years old and weight at least 120 pounds are eligible to donate whole blood.
Our next Blood Drive is Tuesday, June 27, 2:30—6:30pm in Founders Hall