The American Red Cross
encourages all eligible blood donors to give blood during the month of
May to honor those who have served our country and in memory of loved
Memorial Day traditionally kicks
off the busy summer season, a time when blood donations typically slow
down and supplies can drop. The Red Cross is asking donors to make a
point to kick off their summer by helping to give the gift of life to
patients who depend on blood transfusions.
Patients don't get a
holiday from needing blood. The need for blood is constant. Nearly every
two seconds someone in America needs blood. That's why your blood
donation is so important. Blood is used for patients undergoing many
surgical procedures, organ transplants, trauma and chemotherapy. For
some patients, like accident victims, the need for blood is sudden. For
others, ongoing transfusions are needed.
All blood types are currently needed, with a special need for O negative.
If you are wondering what you can do to honor our heroes, and be a hero
to someone else, please donate blood this month and help give the gift
of life. Give blood in honor of those who serve our country and in
memory of loved ones. Your one blood donation may help save up to three
To donate blood during the month of May, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org
to schedule an appointment.
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