Did you know that approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.?
Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily. Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year.
And the average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
Now is the time to be a hero in your community by donating blood.
On Monday, March 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., there will be a blood drive at Dorchester Public School.
Those interested in giving can call the school (402-946-2781) or they can walk in.
If you don't think a blood donation will make a difference in your life or the life of someone you love, remember:
- According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.69 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
- A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.