Red Cross seeking additional blood donors

Leslie Hanson
June 14, 2018

The gaps are striking and they're meant to illustrate the need for missing blood types. Over the past four years, new Red Cross blood donors have declined by about 80,000 each year.

Canadian Blood Services is getting ready to support patients this summer and is inviting Canadians to participate in the worldwide Missing Type campaign from June 11 to 17.

"Imagine life without the letters A, B and O, let alone Scrabble", said Silungile Mlambo, the SANBS's chief marketing officer. "Because you never know when you or someone you know is in desperate need of the blood", Iverson said. To recognize the importance of blood donations, members of the Republican and Democrat congressional baseball teams have joined together in a bipartisan, bicameral effort to promote World Blood Donor Day and the vital work of independent blood centers such as NYBC.

For more information and more donation sites and time Visit to schedule your blood donation appointment today. He needs blood, and a lot of it.

But during the summer months, when blood supply is at its lowest, it's up to the public to help families like the Vandermarks.

Educate others in your family, community, and organization about blood donations, and encourage them to donate themselves and/or host a blood drive.

"Across New Zealand, there are 110,000 active donors, all of whom save the lives of almost 29,000 people around the country every year". The app is available for new and current Whole Blood donors, and current Plasma donors. "The demand for blood doesn't take a vacation".

"Out of South Africa's population of 56-million people, only about 1% donate blood regularly". Thousands of people need blood in Ireland's hospitals, especially those who are undergoing surgery, recovering from cancer or have been in a serious accident. World Blood Donor Day falls on the birthday of Karl Landsteiner (June 14, 1868).

High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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