Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Facts, Figures, Fluids.

Fact: 4.5 Mil. people need blood transfusions every year in just North America alone.

Fact: Someone needs blood every 2 seconds.

Fact: 1 out of 10 people who enter a hospital are in need of a blood transfusion.

Fact: the number one reason given for not donating? 

"I never thought about it."

Fact: Vampires, popular though they may be, are not the only ones who need blood to survive.  The average adult has 10 -12 pints of blood in their system

Fact: the average donation takes 10 minutes and saves 3 lives. One person can make a difference: the question is, Will you?  

Will you be one of the 5% of eligible Americans who donate blood?  If you knew it would save the lives of sick children, allow patients the chance to receive life-saving organ transplants, curb automobile related fatalities, and reduce the death toll of natural disasters, would you roll up your sleeves?

Whose life will you save today?

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