Only about three percent of the USA population gives blood, which means a heavy reliance on repeat donors to maintain a sufficient blood supply.
On top of saving several lives, if you donate blood on Wednesday, you'll get to walk away with a sticker, a t-shirt, and a tumbler to celebrate you giving blood. Hosanna's mother, Cathy Crowell, said her daughter will require transfusions every few weeks for the rest of her life. And one donor can help save the lives of up to three people. We must encourage blood donation and motivate youngsters to become donors. He also emphasized over how the blood is kept in blood banks for emergencies.
During National Blood Donor Week, as well as during the summer long weekends, Canadian Blood Services are also offering Canada 150 collector pins to anyone who visits a blood donation clinic. In 2015, the number of women blood donors remained at 217 while men blood donors were 7,121 in 2015. Give blood. Give now.
PAHO said the report also noted that more countries this year - 14 compared to six countries in 2011 - are now aware of their blood needs at the national level, which facilitates collection planning. Blood is tested for 13 infectious disease like HIV, West Nile Virus, hepatitis B and C and Syphilis. Hence people can do their Mini Health Check-up freely while donating the blood and blood tests are done.
"This year's campaign focuses on blood donation during emergencies, when demand for blood transfusions increases, as well as the population's interest in helping".More news: Health blogger is killed after siphon explodes
You can donate anywhere between three and 24 times per year, depending on your type of donation and whether you are eligible to donate, according to LifeSource.
A life may depend on a gesture from you, a bottle of Blood.
"I said I'd return the favour", he said.
State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division Dr Tariq Fazal Choudhry said that construction on a modern Regional Blood Center in Islamabad is expected to begin soon with funds for the project being provided by the German government.