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Blood donation Facts

  1. One pint of blood can save up to three lives.
  2. Shortages of all blood types happen during the summer and winter holidays .
  3. The rarest blood type is the one not on the shelf when it’s needed by a patient.
  4. You cannot get AIDS or any other infectious disease by donating blood..
  5. Any company, community organization, place of worship or individual may contact their local blood center to host a blood drive.
  6. Blood cannot be manufactured. It can only come as a gift from people.
  7. Blood donation. It’s about an hour of your time. It’s About Life.
  8. Blood makes up about 7 percent of your body’s weight.
  9. A healthy donor may donate red blood cells every 56 days .
  10. About 1 in 10 people entering a hospital need blood.

 

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