Blood facts

Students gathered to donate blood Oct. 27. Shane Maryott/UVU Review
  • The number one reason donors say they give blood is because they “want to help others.”
  • Two most common reasons cited by people who don’t give blood are: “Never thought about it” and “I don’t like needles.”
  • Blood cannot be manufactured – it can only come from generous donors.
  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
  • One donation can help save the lives of up to three people.
  • Share of the U.S. population eligible to give blood: Less than 38 percent.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.

Facts from: www.RedCrossBlood.org

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