First, let’s say this, if you’re healthy and able, you should donate blood. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. And of those nearly 36,000 units of red blood cells needed annually over 20% will go to children. Much of today’s medical care relies on a steady supply of healthy blood.
Only 37% of the total population is eligible to give blood and of that only about 10% do. Donating blood takes about an hour (from the time you sign in, until the time you leave). The fluid is replaced in your body in hours, the red blood cells in about 4 weeks and the iron lost in about 8 weeks. Read more facts here. And if this post got you excited to donate then click here to see where you can give.