Infographic: Encourage your community to donate blood
One pint of blood collected at a donation has the potential to save three lives. Still, factors such as inclement weather keep people away from giving plasma and platelets this time of year.
To help meet the demand, the American Red Cross promotes blood donations each January.
This infographic about National Blood Donor Month—which began in 1970—offers health care pros ideas for community outreach. For example:
Approximately 80 percent of donations are collected at mobile sites.
Some 50,000 sponsors work with the Red Cross each year to collect blood.
Around 15 minutes is the average time needed for the actual donation.
There are compelling statistics here as well. Take a look:
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