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Some Facts About Blood Donation
 
  • Every three seconds someone needs blood.

  • One out of every 10 people entering a hospital needs blood.

  • Just one pint of donated blood can help save as many as three peoples lives.

  • The average adult has 10 pints of blood in his or her body.

  • One unit of blood is roughly the equivalent of one pint.

  • Blood makes up about 7% of your body weight.

  • A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his or her body.

  • The average red blood cell transfusion is 3.4 pints.

  • Blood fights against infection and helps heal wounds, keeping you healthy.

  • There are four main blood types: A, B, AB and O.

  • AB is the universal recipient and O negative is the universal donor.

  • If you began donating blood at age 17 and donated every 56 days until you reached 76, you would have donated 48 gallons of blood.

  • About three gallons of blood supports the entire nations blood needs for one minute.

  • The actual blood donation usually takes less than 10 minutes. The entire process, from when you sign in to the time you leave, takes about 45 minutes.

  • There is no substitute for human blood.

  • Its about Life.

  • Since a pint is pound, you lose a pound every time you donate blood.
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