Every 2 seconds someone in the country needs blood.
The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 units.
Less than 40% of the population is eligible to give blood or platelets.
Blood and platelets cannot be manufactured.
Red blood cells must be used within 42 days (or less).
Platelets must be used within just 5 days.
Every day, patients of all ages are in need of blood transfusion. From premature babies to adults. Accidents and victims, Thalassemia patients, Sickle cell disease patients, Cancer patients, organ transplant patients, and heart surgery patients. In fact, some Thalassemia, Sickle cell and Cancer patients need blood on a daily basis.