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Be a bud! Give blood or platelets this spring.

Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region

April 14, 2014
 

 

Get rooted in the Red Cross this spring. Donate blood and platelets and become part of our ever growing family tree; you’ll join about 3.3 million blood donors nationwide in a lifesaving cause. All of our blood products come from our generous volunteers whose motivation stems from wanting to help others.

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Be a bud to someone in need and give blood and platelets. The Red Cross must collect enough blood donations every day to meet the needs of cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies with complications, sickle cell disease patients and others.

Being an April donor, you can bring hope to May survivors.On average, the American Red Cross must collect about 15,000 pints of blood every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

Approximately 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. But only eight percent of those eligible – or three percent of the general population – donates blood each year. Be the person you want to be this spring and branch out.

Help grow the supply before the hectic summer season. Click here to schedule your appointment today.