News Blurb: Be An Everyday Hero: Donate Blood

By on March 17, 2014

Did You Know?

  • Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. Needs Blood
  • More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day
  • 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives
  • Adults have 10-12 pints of blood in their body- 1 pint is given during a donation
  • Donating blood is a safe process. A sterile needle is used only once for each donor and then discarded.
  • Blood donation is a simple four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, donation and refreshments.
  • The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour and 15 minutes.

Why should you give?

Kayla is 18 years old and has Stage IV Neuroblastoma.

She is undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Kayla lives with her family in Hoover, Al.

Donated blood could give the gift of life for a student like Kayla.

In honor of Red Cross Month, The American Red Cross Society is hosting a blood drive at Blazer Hall on March 18 and 19 at 10:00 am-3:00 pm (both days). Donate blood or plateglets and be an Everyday Hero.

Appointments are requested but not required.

To make an appointment, go to and enter sponsor code – ibleedgreen.

Please bring Photo ID or American Red Cross Donor Card.

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