Whether a patient receives whole blood, red cells, platelets or plasma – this lifesaving care starts with one person making a generous donation. Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds and one donation alone can potentially save up to three lives. Blood is essential for surgeries, cancer treatments, chronic illnesses and traumatic injuries. April is National Volunteer Month, celebrate by donating blood or plasma and save a life!
Per the American Red Cross, blood donation is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give and receive blood. For coronavirus safety and readiness tips, click here.