September’s Blood Drive was a great success thanks to everyone in the Lewis & Clark Community that came out to donate and volunteer. It’s wonderful to see everyone come together to support a worthy cause!
Here are some facts about blood donation from the Red Cross website that highlight how important it is to give blood:
-One pint of blood can save up to three lives
-Every 2 seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion
-5 million patients in the US need blood every year
-Less than 38 percent of the population is eligible to give blood
-Blood cannot be manufactured; it can only come from volunteer donors
Since 2004, the Lewis & Clark community has donated 1094 units of blood with a potential of impacting 3282 lives. Our recent blood drive beat our average blood drive collection by 22 units with a total collection of 75 units.
Again, thank you to everyone who came out to the September blood drive. Remember, you can donate blood every 56 days! Planning has already started for the blood drive on November 18th. We hope to see a great turnout again! If you have any questions about the upcoming blood drive, or if you are interested in volunteering at the drive, please contact Hailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Hailey Walls, ’12