Urgent Need For Blood Declares Red Cross LOCAL BLOOD DONATION LOCATIONS

Dated: 01/16/2018

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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

Somers High School

120 Primrose Street
Lincolndale, NY 10589

Jan 27, 2018|09:00 AM- 03:00 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
Route 22
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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