Do Something Amazing – Give Blood And Help Save A Life!

We Are 20 Blood Donors Short, Please Help Us Save A Life On June 16th, 10am – 2pm

The Red Cross centers are consistently falling short, and falling short means, we may not have enough blood for someone like you. We are needing your support AGAIN for our Semi-Annual Blood Drive this Saturday, at Roman Paradigm Massage & Therapy on June 16th from 10 – 2 p.m.

As our way of “thanking you” we are giving you a $25 massage gift coupon to be used towards any of our massage services!

Now is the time to help! Blood donors are needed throughout the year, they are most needed during holidays and in the summer. It is during these times that the number of donations declines while the demand continues or even increases.

The actual blood donation typically takes less than 10-12 minutes. The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time you leave, takes about an hour and 15 min.

Click “Red Cross Blood donation” and type in our area code “95128″ into the box for more information!

Blood Donation facts:

  • Someone needs blood every 3 seconds.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • 4.5 million Americans would die each year without life saving blood transfusions
  • Type O-negative blood is needed in emergencies before the patient’s blood type is known and with newborns who need blood.
  • Just one pint of donated blood can help save as many as three people’s lives.
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • After donating blood, you replace the fluid in hours and the red blood cells within four weeks. It takes eight weeks to restore the iron lost after donating.
  • Children being treated for cancer, premature infants and children having heart surgery need blood and platelets from donors of all types, especially type O.

Who Donates Blood?

Less than 5 percent of healthy Americans eligible to donate blood, actually do so. According to studies, the average donor is a college-educated white male, between the ages of 30 and 50, who is married and has an above-average income.

However, a broad cross-section of the population donates every day. Furthermore, these “average” statistics are changing, and women and minority groups are volunteering to donate in increasing numbers. While persons 65 years and older compose 13 percent of the population, they use 25 percent of all blood units transfused.

 

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