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Did you know that approximately 36,000 units of blood and 7,000 units of platelets are needed every single day to save lives in the US? In fact, every two seconds someone in this country needs blood. While an estimated 38% of the US population is eligible to donate, less than 10% actually do so. The American Red Cross collects about 40% of the nation’s blood supply, and since blood cannot be manufactured, hospitals and patients rely on generous donors to give blood. (American Red Cross)
Donating blood (or platelets) if you are eligible is a rewarding and safe way to save lives.
But donating blood isn’t the only way to get involved with the work of the Red Cross. Donating your time as a Red Cross volunteer is also an option for becoming a part of this life-saving mission which helps 4.5 million Americans in need of a…
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