Every two seconds, a patient somewhere in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. The supply of blood must be refilled regularly to keep up with the demand of hospitals and emergency treatment facilities. Now, the nation's blood supply needs your help.
On this World Blood Donor Day, the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center wants to thank donors and remind people that donating blood is a simple, safe way to get involved and help save lives in your community.
Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives.
If you've decided to donate your blood, here is what you should know. First time donor? Click here. Please visit the American Red Cross for additional tips and safety protocols.
If all eligible individuals donated two of more times a year, blood shortages would be eliminated (America's Blood Centers). Celebrate World Blood Donor Day by committing to donate blood in 2022. Together, we can help save lives.
Source: CDC & American Red Cross