Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Donate Blood Today

It's not too late to give blood and give the gift of life.

The Sinai Hospital blood drive will run until 12:30 p.m. today. The LifeBridge Health goal in 2010 is 550 units.

According to the American Red Cross, the need for blood donations goes up during the summer. Here are some more facts from the Red Cross:
  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
Employees like Anthony Gilbert, Levindale Environmental Services, and Karen Chapman, Sinai Business and Guest Relations, both pictured, did their part at the July and August drives by giving blood. Join them in helping save lives!

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