Know Your Blood Type
Why Is Knowing Your Blood Type Important?
Matching compatible blood types is important for blood transfusions. Knowing your type and compatibility is crucial if you ever need a transfusion.
4.5 million Americans receive a transfusion each year. Transfusions are needed for many reasons, just to name a few:
- Serious injuries.
- Pregnant mothers experiencing labor difficulties.
- Cancer fighters.
- Premature babies.
For those with rare blood types the supply can be limited. It is important to know your blood type, especially if you have a rare type. Don't wait until an emergency to find out your blood type.