Blood Donation Fun Facts

Posted on June 22, 2017 in: General News

  • 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

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