Haviland Drainage Products joins Red Cross blood donor project

Haviland Drainage Products joins Red Cross blood donor project

Type O red blood cells and AB plasma are "universal" blood components, so named because these components can be transfused to patients of all other blood types and are frequently used in emergency settings.

"Deleting the letters of the main blood groups from a company's name in their adverts, email signatures and other marketing material is a fun and interactive way to raise awareness of South Africa's urgent need for new blood donors", she said.

"So if blood types A, B, and O were not on the shelves, that means patients in hospital wouldn't have the products needed to save their lives", Kevin C ffey, Regi n a l Chief Development fficer, meric n Red Cr ss E stern NY Ch pter, said. When the letters A, B and O vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking.

According to the Red Cross, every two seconds, someone in the USA needs blood.

"We know that we're not going to be able to keep up with the requirements for the nation's blood supply if that keeps happening", she said.

Lily Dotson and her family know how serious blood shortages can be for patients.

The Red Cross has more information at its website here. So by working with social media, the R d Cr ss is hoping to get some "new blood" in the clinics and give the gift of life to someone in need.

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"People automatically think blood is there". Blood donations go way beyond just the person who receives the blood.

In fact, for the past four years, new Red Cross donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. This is not just a Red Cross trend, but it is also a challenge that blood collection organizations face across the country and around the globe.

6/13/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.

Donate blood or platelets at a donor center. Safe blood donations play a vital role in providing effective and prompt care for patients in need.

The blood supply doesn't always meet the demand, as 38% of the population is eligible to donate blood but only 3% ever do.

The Missing Type campaign runs from June 11 to June 18, with World Blood Donor Day falling on June 14.

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