three seconds someone needs blood.
out of every 10 people entering
a hospital needs blood.
one pint of donated blood can help
save as many as three peoples lives.
average adult has 10 pints of blood
in his or her body.
unit of blood is roughly the equivalent
of one pint.
makes up about 7% of your body weight.
newborn baby has about one cup of
blood in his or her body.
average red blood cell transfusion
is 3.4 pints.
fights against infection and helps
heal wounds, keeping you healthy.
are four main blood types: A, B,
AB and O.
is the universal recipient and O
negative is the universal donor.
you began donating blood at age
17 and donated every 56 days until
you reached 76, you would have donated
48 gallons of blood.
three gallons of blood supports
the entire nations blood needs for
actual blood donation usually takes
less than 10 minutes. The entire
process, from when you sign in to
the time you leave, takes about
is no substitute for human blood.
a pint is pound, you lose a pound
every time you donate blood.