January is National Blood Donor Month

Did you know?
  • About every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • A single blood donation can save up to 3 lives.
  • Only 3% of age-eligible individuals in the U.S. give blood each year.
  • Most blood types fall into one of the four major groups: A, B, AB, O. However, some people have rare blood types that fall outside the major groups, and for these patients we need a more diverse blood supply.
  • Black or African American blood donors are particularly important to patients with rare blood types who often need blood donated by someone with a similar race or ethnicity.

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