Town Spotlight – PutnamWelcome to the first edition of Town Spotlight from Cristina Gameiro. This will be the first in an installation of posts about certain towns in the Hudson Valley area.
Urgent Need For Blood Declares Red Cross LOCAL BLOOD DONATION LOCATIONS
Facts about blood needs
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.
Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.
Nearly 21 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.
It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects 90,000 to 100,000 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.
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.69 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2017. 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.
Where to go Locally to Donate Blood
North Salem High School
230 June Road
North Salem, NY 10560
Jan 19, 2018|09:00 AM- 02:00 PM
St. Patrick's School
117 Moseman Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Jan 31, 2018|07:30 AM- 01:30 PM
The Harvey School Carter Hall
260 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536
Feb 08, 2018|09:00 AM- 02:00 PM
Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department
741 Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
Feb 13, 2018|02:00 PM- 07:00 PM
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