Everything, Nothing & Stuff In-between- Random stuff from my brain
B is for Blood Donation and the Bone Marrow Registry!
There's a few organizations that I always support because they're so important.
How about you? Want to make a difference in your community? Want to save lives? You can.
Join the Bone Marrow Registry
Can't donate yourself? Volunteer to hold a drive or share information about drives in your area.
-4.5 million Americans receive blood transfusions each year.
-40,000 pints are transfused each day in the United States.
-Car accident and trauma victims may need as many as 50 or more red cell transfusions.
-Severe burn victims may need as many as 20 platelet transfusions.
-Bone marrow transplant patients may require platelets and red cells from more than 100 donors.
Community Blood Services
New York Blood Center
Be The Match
Register to be an organ donor
-119,000+ = Current number of men, women and children on the national transplant waiting list.
-Each year, the number of people on the waiting list continues to grow, while the number of donors and transplants grows slowly.
-95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 48% are actually signed up as donors.
-One Donor Can Save Eight Lives
Not all of us can run into a burning building or carry a badge, but it doesn't mean we don't want to save lives!
See you tomorrow.