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Blood Donation

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Molly Scroggy

on 22 March 2013

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Transcript of Blood Donation

Blood Donation! Donation Types & How often can you donate Be Healthy.
Be at least 17 years old.
Weigh at least 110 Blood (whole blood)- every 56 days you
Platetes-Every 7 days, up to 24 times / year
Plasma-Every 28 days, up to 13 times / year
Double Red Cells-Every 112 days, up to 3 times / year. (females 5'5 and weight at least150)(Male 5'1 and weight at least 130). Every 2 seconds someone needs a blood transfusion. Who can Donate Who can't donate Tattoo or skin piercing.
Pregnancy Why you should donate The whole entire process takes about 1hr and 15 mins, but the actual donation takes about 10 mins. Where you can Donate Blood Donation Centers
Fun raisers Common questions asked. Will donating blood hurt?
Are blood donors paid?
How badly is blood needed?
How much time does it take for my body to replace the blood that I donated? Did you know? 4.5 million Americans will need a blood transfusion each year.
Only 37 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood – less than 10 percent do annually.
One pint of blood can save up to three lives
Blood centers often run short of types O and B red blood cells.
If only one more percent of all Americans would give blood, blood shortages would disappear for the foreseeable future Benefits of Donation Why should you Donate First Time Donation Things to Know What to bring to the donation?
What to expect during the donation?
What happens to your donated blood?
Blood Type% of Population
O+ 38%*
O- 7%*
A+ 34%
A- 6%
B+ 9%
B- 2%
AB+ 3%**
AB- 1%** Common Counterarguments People think they will get a disease or get sick.
They have a fear of needles 39,00 units
of blood are
need each day. It feels great to donate!
You get free Juice and Cookies
It's something you can spare – most people have blood to spare... yet, there is still not enough to go around.
You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed – most people don't think they'll ever need blood, but many do.
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