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Blood Drive - Give the Gift of Life
Updated: Jan 30
February 10, 2023
10 am to 2:30 pm
FH Community Center
If you needed a blood transfusion would you take it? Where do you think that blood will come from?
The Red Cross provides about 40% of our nation’s blood and blood components, all from generous volunteer donors. But supply can’t always meet demand because only about 3% of age-eligible people donate blood yearly. Each new donor helps us meet patient needs.
Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer.Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
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 blood transfusions throughout their lives.
The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 units.
A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 units of blood.
In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma, this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation.
If you didn’t qualify before you may qualify now.
If you don’t like needles don’t look.
Most of us have plenty of blood why not give a pint.
The next Fairfield Harbour Blood Drive is February 10, 2023 from 10 to 2:30 at the Community Center.
Appointments are needed. Schedule online or call 1-800-RED CROSS
For a detailed description of what to expect during a blood donation see