Most of us will require a blood transfusion at some point in our lives. To meet patients' needs for blood and blood components, Community Blood Center requires approximately 325 donors every day! Last year, thousands of patients in the area were helped with more than 79,000 donations of blood given by volunteer donors.

Major Reasons Patients Need Blood

  • Cancer
  • Heart and blood vessel disease
  • Disease of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Emergencies such as car accidents and burns

Examples

  • Automobile Accident
    50 pints of blood
  • Heart Surgery
    6 pints of blood
    6 pints of platelets
  • Organ Transplant
    40 pints of blood
    30 pints of platelets
    20 bags of cryoprecipitate
    25 pints of fresh frozen plasma
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
    120 pints of platelets
    20 pints of blood
  • Burn Victim
    20 pints of platelets


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