FACTS ABOUT BLOOD DONATIONS:
•Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
•More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.…
•A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
•The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
•The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
•The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
•Sickle cell disease affects more than 70,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
•More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last 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.
My husband is one of those individuals with cancer who has needed blood transfusions, and he will likely need more. Since Thanksgiving he has received 8 units of blood… to those 8 individuals who donated that blood, I send my sincerest gratitude and appreciation. If you have thought about donating blood or have done so in the past but just got too busy to do it recently, I’d urge you to do so again because I would have already lost this dear man who has been my other half for over 30 years without these life saving transfusions… PLEASE donate blood!
To help spread the word about the very real need for blood donors I am giving away the 3 ebook set of my “Beast Realm Chronicles” to some lucky kindle reader who is willing to share the word about blood donations. HOW can you be eligible to win? EASY-PEASY… just share this post and comment DONE!
IF you find this post shared on another’s timeline or posted in a group, please be sure to come to my timeline (Audra Hart) to comment on this original post.
I will pick a winner by random and then verify that this individual shared this post! Let’s raise awareness about the need for blood donations this holiday season and beyond! Thanks in advance for taking a moment to share this post.
NOTE: I only send book files directly to a kindle reading device. NO EXCEPTIONS, sorry. ***Facebook is not associated with this giveaway. By participating in this giveaway, you are also agreeing to release Facebook of any responsibilities to it. Void where prohibited by law. Must be over 18 to enter***