Molloy College Blood Drive
February 13, 2013
Blood Drive at 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Public Square Multipurpose Room. You can make a difference.
Who Can Give Blood
*Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds, and be in good health.
- 4.5 million Americans benefit from life-saving blood transfusions each year
- 40,000 pints are transfused each day in the United States
- New York Blood Center alone requires over 2,000 volunteer blood donations each day to meet the transfusion needs of patients in close to 200 New York and New Jersey hospitals
- 1 out of every 3 people will require a life-saving transfusion sometime during their lifetime
- Someone in this country needs a life-saving transfusion every 3 second
- Transfusion recipients include cancer patients, accident, burn and trauma victims, newborn babies, transplant patients, mothers delivering babies, surgery patients, chronically transfused patients suffering from sickle cell disease or thalassemia, etc.
- Each donation of blood can help save 3 lives following component (red cell, platelet, plasma) separation
- Much of today's sophisticated medical care ( transplants, heart surgeries, etc.) rely on blood transfusions
- Car accident and trauma victims may need as many as 50 or more red cell transfusions
- Severe burn victims may need as many as 20 platelet transfusions
- Bone marrow transplants may require platelets from over 100 donors and red cells from over 20 people
- Blood products are perishable. Donated red cells last only 42 days, platelets only 5 days, and plasma can be frozen for a year