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Did you know blood donation drops about 20% in the summer months, making the need for all blood types all the more vital? During this busy time of year, it is easy to take time to visit your local blood center and donate!
Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs a transfusion of donated blood. I can’t imagine finding out that a loved one or myself couldn’t get a transfusion because the blood donation centers didn’t have the correct type of blood due to a shortage.
We can each donate blood every 56 days up to six times a year to make sure that our local hospitals have the blood they need for patients. One visit to donate has the potential to help three patients!
I know so many friends and family members that have had to have blood transfusions during surgeries and emergencies. We tend to think of blood being needed for mass disasters and emergencies but our local hospitals use donated blood daily for surgeries and other patient needs.
We can each make a huge impact in making sure our local neighbors are able to get the blood they need!!! Donated blood saves millions of lives each year around the world, including the lives of pregnant women and their newborn babies, people living with challenging health conditions, and cancer patients.
It only takes about an hour to truly help someone in need! Head over to Missing Type to find a blood donation center near you!
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What’s missing? We don’t have enough As, Bs, ABs and Os. Blood donation drops about 20% during the summer, which is why we need your blood type. Take a step to donate at MissingTypeUS.org.#MissingType #DonateBlood