Thursday, September 22, 2011

Did you know...
  • One pint of blood can save up to three lives
  • Every two seconds someone needs a blood transfusion
  • 5 million patients in the US need blood every year
  • Less than 38% of the population is eligible to give blood
  • Platelets, critical for cancer patients, have a shelf life of only 5 days
  • Adults have about 10 pints of blood in their body and 1 pint is given during a donation
  • Only 7% of people in the US have he universal blood donor type, O negative
  • Donors can give blood every 56 days

To learn more about blood donation, click the red cross logo above.

If you would like to donate blood, the Red Cross is coming to Eastern for a Blood Drive on October 10th and 11th!

You can schedule an appointment online here or sign up on campus. Check back for dates & locations on campus where you can schedule an appointment in the next few weeks.


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