Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Make a Lifesaving Habit - Give Blood!

January is National Blood Donor month and a great opportunity to save a life with just a few minutes of your time and a few droplets of replaceable blood!  Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather and illness. January, in particular, is a difficult month for blood centers to collect blood donations. A reduction in turnout can put our nation’s blood inventory at a critical low.

Every day in our country, approximately 39,000 units of blood are required in hospitals and emergency treatment facilities for patients with cancer and other diseases, for organ transplant recipients, and to help save the lives of accident victims. Our help is essential to ensure that blood is available to patients whenever and wherever it is needed.

If you would like more information about donating blood, you can contact your local blood bank (Puget Sound Blood Center for us) or view a list of Frequently Asked Questions about blood donation at the American Association of Blood Banks.

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