January declared National Volunteer Blood Donor MonthThe President of the United States has declared January as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. Every day in the U.S. over 40,000 units of blood are required in hospitals and emergency treatment facilities to treat patients with cancer and other diseases, to support organ transplant recipients, and to help save the lives of accident and trauma victims. There is no substitute for human blood.
It is because of the generosity of wonderful donors that these patients survive. Our community is so fortunate to have over 5,000 volunteer donors who donate the over 10,000 blood products that we collected locally last year. Thank you to those who give so generously, and for making lifesaving a habit.
Volunteer blood donors are the silent heroes whose generosity allows patients to live or improve their quality of life. Your donation today saves lives tomorrow.
BLOOD USE IN ORGAN TRANSPLANT SURGERY MAKES BLOOD DONATION AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE TRANSPLANTATION PROCESS. LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY CAN POTENTIALLY USE UP TO SEVEN UNITS OF BLOOD. IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY ON THE TRANSPLANT WAIT LIST, PLEASE ASK YOUR FAMILY TO DONATE BLOOD IN YOUR NAME.