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Why Give Blood?

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  • To give part of yourself to save someone else.

 

  • ONE out of every TEN people admitted to the hospital need blood.

 

  • Every THREE seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.

 

  • Eighty percent of ALL Americans will need blood by the age of seventy.

 

  • Only four percent of the population donates blood.

 

  • ONE pint of blood (one donation) can help up to three patients.

 

  • You lose a pound each time you give blood because one pint is equal to one pound.

 

  • Blood Donors may have a lower risk of heart attacks than those who chose not to give blood.  Scientists have discovered that people with more iron in their bodies are at a greater risk for heart attacks.