When is the last time you donated blood? Tomorrow is World Blood Donor Day, and the perfect time to consider making an appointment, or dropping into a local blood bank. According to americasblood.org, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds, and that one pint you donate can save up to three people’s lives. That is pretty remarkable, for something that takes roughly an hour, and can do so much. Givingblood.org has 56 facts about blood donation, since you have to wait 56 days between donations. Some of the facts I have already mentioned, and some are already known, but perhaps you did not know that 94 percent of blood donors are registered voters, or that women receive 53 percent of the donations, while men receive 47 percent. There are many other fascinating facts, and I encourage you to check them out.
If you are ready to check to see if you meet the requirements, click here. When you are ready to donate click here to find a center in your area. We can all be life savers, and it takes such a small amount of your time!