Westlakes Red Cross Blood Drive, March 12, 2019

BHHS Fox & Roach/Trident Westlakes Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 10 AM – 3 PM

Facts about blood needs

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood
  • Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.
  • Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.
  • Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.

*Source = American Red Cross

Donor Stories

I give because I can and I know someone needs it. I started giving when I was 17 and in high school when a classmate was in a serious accident and needed blood. I continued giving while in the military and beyond. When my father was diagnosed with cancer and needed blood and platelets I began to really understand what my donations meant to others.

 

I have continued to give platelets and whole blood because as a police officer I have seen many in my law enforcement community in need. If I can help even one person then it’s all worth it. I always think about the person who was generous enough to give to my dad and I hope I can do the same for others.

Michelle

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