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Did you know that every
2 seconds 1 person
in America needs blood.
Only 5% of donors who are eligible donate blood nationwide.
Only 38% of the total population in the US are eligible for donating blood.
Transfusion number increases by 9% each year.
Each year more than 4.5 million Americans and Canadians need blood transfusion.
In the US and Canada, around 43,000 pints of blood is used everyday.
About 25% of all people worldwide require blood at least once in their lifetime.
1 in every 7 patients entering the hospital needs blood.
Females receive about 53% and males receive about 47% of blood transfusion.
Out of total registered voters, 94% are blood donors.
Sickle cell disease affects more than 80,000 people in the US, out of which 98% are of African descent.
About 17% of non-donors have never thought of donating.
About 15% of non-donors do not donate because they cannot take out time from their busy life.
About 5,00,000 Americans have donated blood following the September 11 attack.
Everyday more than 38,000 blood donations are needed.
If only one more % of Americans start donating blood then blood scarcity would disappear soon.
If all blood donors donate blood thrice in a year, then blood shortages would be a rare event.
A single victim of a car accident would require about 100 units of blood.
Most of the 1,00,000 cancer patients need blood on a daily basis during their treatment.
The need of blood comes at an interval of every 2 seconds.
Blood Donation Statistics For The Year 2001:
Blood donations collected in the US in each year is about 15 million.
Blood donors in The US is about 8 millions each year.
About 4.9 million people received blood each year in the US.
Volume of blood to be transfused to patients is increasing each year by 6%.
A total of 29 million units of the all the components of whole blood is transfused every year.
About 3 gallons of blood supports the need of the entire nation for a minute.
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