The purpose behind National Blood Donor Month is to honor voluntary blood donors and to encourage more people to give blood during a time of year (January) that is often marked by shortages of donated blood.
Human blood is an essential medicine, and there’s no substitute for it. Consider these facts:
- Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.
- More than 29,000 units of red blood cells are used in the U.S. every day.
- One in 7 hospital patients needs donated blood.
- If one percent more Americans were to donate blood, we would eliminate blood shortages!
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