There are different reasons people decide to give blood, all of them important. In fact, in the time it takes you to read this, someone in the U.S. needs blood – EVERY 2 SECONDS of every day a patient receives a blood or platelet transfusion. And that blood can only come from volunteer donors like you.
Whatever your motivation, when you donate blood you are giving hope to hospital patients – and their family and friends. You’re making sure a child doesn’t grow up without a parent, a husband doesn’t become a widower, a young woman’s father can walk her down the aisle at her wedding, and many more.
Did you know that when you give blood, there are benefits for you, too? We conduct a pre-donation screening that ensures your safety and the safety of the blood supply for patients – and as a bonus, provides you with valuable health information: