The need is constant.
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
Only 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate.
Just eight percent of those eligible, or three percent of the U.S. population, actually donate blood.
One out of ten people admitted to the hospital needs blood.
One donation can help save the lives of multiple people.
The top reason donors say they give blood is because they ‘want to help others.’
The Red Cross supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood.
Posey County: April 11, 2013, 1-5 p.m., Babcock and Wilcox, 1400 Old Highway 69 South, Mount Vernon.
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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