American Red Cross Seeking Blood Donors

Nurses attend blood donors on beds during session at NHS National Blood Service collection centre

"Imagine life without the letters A, B and O, let alone scrabble!" said Mlambo. "What we would love to see is that continue, but also to add more people to those roles and get more people willing to roll up their sleeves and give that blood that is needed so badly". This is to help increase awareness that without donations of blood types A, B and O, we can't save anybody. Many do not realize how important these letters can be until they are missing from hospital shelves.

What if the letters A, B and O vanished from the alphabet?

Jacob - and thousands of others with life-threatening conditions - joins the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) in encouraging to South Africans to become regular blood donors on World Blood Donor Day on Thursday 14 June 2018.

A recent survey, conducted on behalf of the Red Cross, revealed a troubling disconnect between the public's perception of blood donations and the realities of patient transfusion needs. "Because you never know when you or someone you know is in desperate need of the blood", Iverson said.

"I encourage everyone to donate if they can, when they can".

The collection centre of focus for this year is the Ocho Rios Baptist Church in St Ann, where donors are able to give blood between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on World Blood Donor Day. By joining the #MissingType movement, donors can find out their blood type this summer. It's not just blood: it's keeping families together. It was incredibly frustrating and eye-opening for Lily's mom, Susie Dotson.

Everyone 18 and older will be automatically entered in the Community Blood Center "Build a Better Blood Supply Summer Blood Drive" drawing to win a $5,000 home improvement gift card.

Eight hours later, the nurse came running through the door with the needed blood product.

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Lily, now 11, has been cancer-free for four years and is preparing to enter middle school this year. One of those daughters lost her battle with the disease in December, and Johnson said blood transfusions helped all three maintain their quality of life during treatment.

"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".

People who suffer from anaemia, STIs, HIV/AIDS, as well as individuals who are underweight or under the age of 16, are among those ineligible to donate.

Health check: Answer questions and receive a mini-physical. "Patients count on donors every day, not only in times of tragedy". Major companies are doing the same for brands like Mastercard, State Farm, and Oreo.

6/13/2018: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., American Legion Shoals, 224 High St.

The New York Blood Center in New York City has declared a blood emergency.

6/29/2018: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St. Last year's blood drive gathered the support of 67 donors, including 17 first-time donors.

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