People encouraged to donate blood

14 Juin, 2018, 00:33 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
  • What if A, B and O vanished?

Because when these blood types are missing from the hospital shelves, everyone is impacted.

The end of the school year means the Blood Center's schedule of high school and college blood is greatly reduced and the recent holiday weekend meant reduced activity at CBSI Donor Centers and mobile blood drives, leading to a loss of about 800 donations over the Blood Center's full service region. World Blood Donor Day falls on the birthday of Karl Landsteiner (June 14, 1868).

The SANBS hopes this irreverent disappearing act will similarly weave a special kind of magic in South Africa, where only 1 per cent of South Africans give blood regularly.

The American Red Cross is launching a new campaign to attract new blood donors and encourage old ones to roll up their sleeves.

The Red Cross, as well as One Blood, have several opportunities to give in southwest Georgia.

"We're calling on everyone to do what they can to spread the word, host a blood drive or simply take an hour out of their day to donate", she said in the release.

In just 60 minutes, you can donate one pint of blood and Save a Life, Right Here, Right Now in your own community.

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According to Mani, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds.

McGuire noted the Red Cross suggests people should make sure they have a full stomach and aren't dehydrated if they plan on donating. This is to help increase awareness that without donations of blood types A, B and O, we can't save anybody.

THE National Blood Transfusion Centre is imploring all eligible individuals to support World Blood Donor Day collections on Thursday, June 14.

The Red Cross has more information at its website here. It's not just blood: it's keeping families together.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides global humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

KSN spoke to a recipient today about how blood donations have helped her with cancer treatments.

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