"We need to constantly add new blood donors to have enough of each blood type on hand for patients across Canada". Blood stocks are also essential in natural and man-made disasters. A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.
So they've launched a major campaign to attract new donors. "We're calling on everyone to do what they can to spread the word, host a blood drive or simply take an hour out of their day to donate".
"So if blood types A, B, and O were not on the shelves, that means patients in hospital wouldn't have the products needed to save their lives", Kevin C ffey, Regi n a l Chief Development fficer, meric n Red Cr ss E stern NY Ch pter, said.
The Red Cross, as well as One Blood, have several opportunities to give in southwest Georgia.
USA health officials say they need to collect more than 13 million blood units annually to meet the needs of patients.
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Head to the Coastal Bend Blood Center's website for more information on how and when you can donate. The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations every day for patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals across the country.
It's easy to donate blood.
According to Mani, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds.
Mlambo said the public can also get involved by deleting the "blood types" from their names on social media for the week of June 11 to 18.
The SANBS has asked local brands, sports teams, corporates and landmarks to tweak their logos and donate their As, Bs and Os for just a week. RapidPass lets donors complete the pre-donation reading and answer the health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass from the convenience of a mobile device or computer, or through the Blood Donor App. It's not just blood: it's keeping families together. One of those daughters lost her battle with the disease in December, and Johnson said blood transfusions helped all three maintain their quality of life during treatment.