Officials are holding a press conference Monday in Albany to provide details about the campaign dubbed Missing Types.
While A, B and O are the most-used and necessary blood types, the Red Cross said all blood types are needed to keep a reliable supply for those who need it. When the letters A, B and O vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking.
Coffey says every two seconds, someone in the u-s needs blood and there are a number of reasons why, including accident and burn victims, heart surgeries, organ transplants and cancer treatment.
US health officials say they need to collect more than 13 million blood units annually to meet the needs of patients. Organizers hope when you notice the three letters missing from some of the sites you see while surfing, you'll be interested in becoming a blood donor or help recruit others. It's not just blood: it's keeping families together.
Many events are held around the world on June 14 to mark World Blood Donor Day.
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Promote the need for blood donors on social media. But for the past four years, new Red Cross donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. This is not just a Red Cross trend, but it is also a challenge that blood collection organizations face across the country and around the globe. Give blood. Share life, the Regional Director noted that although countries have made significant progress to improve the availability and safety of blood, the demand for blood transfusion is increasing.
6/13/2018: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Bloomington Blood Donation Center, 1600 W. 3rd St.
Yet, sadly, attendance at blood donor clinics can often decrease because of vacations.
Companies, organizations, and community groups are also encouraged to host a blood drive this summer to help rebuild the blood supply, especially during the months of July and August.
"Out of South Africa's population of 56-million people, only about 1% donate blood regularly". Since roughly 20% of donors are students from high schools and colleges, the Red Cross is in desperate need. In her message to commemorate World Blood Donor Day which falls on 14 June 2018, under the theme: Be there for someone else.