Saturday, April 17, 2010


= Three Lives
Yes It is A little uncomfortable,But I can say that I am responsible for saving THREE lives today. How awesome is that!!!! Today we had A blood drive at work, So on my lunch break off I was to donate. Not only did I donate today but I hit my gallon mark woot woot...Anyways Donating blog is A AMAZING thing, I wish people did it more often.
 This is the worst part of it all.... The little teeny tiny finger prick
I have done this A bunch of times and yet I was still A little nearvous..
This lady takes my blood everytime, No one else, She is that good
And were off...
Three lives right there...Makes my heart smile
Here are some facts about donating blood.

1.Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood

2.More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day

3. One out of every 10 people admitted in a hospital needs blood

4.Total blood transfusions in a given year: 14 million (2001)

5. The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints 

6. The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O 

7. The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs

8. Sickle cell disease affects more than 80,000 people in the U.S., 98% of whom are African American. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives

 9.More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.

10.A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 units of blood.


1 comment:

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