Red Cross launching blood drive dubbed "Missing Types"

New York Blood Center declares blood emergency across Tri-State

New York Blood Center declares blood emergency across Tri-State

The Red Cross launched its "Missing Types" campaign earlier this summer with a goal of bringing awareness to the need for new blood donors in order to reverse a declining donor population.

"Imagine life without the letters A, B and O, let alone scrabble!" said Mlambo.

Every two seconds, someone in the country needs blood.

"We're calling on everyone to do what they can to spread the word, host a blood drive or simply take an hour out of their day to donate", she said in the release.

By donating blood you can help people live happier and healthier lives. It's not just blood: it's keeping families together. She said doing so can help prevent the possibilty of passing out during a donation.

"I know the NY Yankees and Boston Red Sox, but locally you're going to see a lot on social media and you'll see stuff at Hoffman's and Stewart's". But for the past four years, new Red Cross donors have declined by about 80,000 each year. Yet patients don't get a vacation from needing lifesaving blood during the summer months.

WHO aims to obtain sufficient blood supplies from the voluntary and unpaid blood donors all over the world by 2020. The app is available for new and current Whole Blood donors, and current Plasma donors.

Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec).

In order to maintain a safe blood supply, a seven-day inventory of all blood types must be continually replenished.

"South African big business has the power to change the fact that our country faces constant blood shortages - and save lives at the same time". Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.

The regular Orillia Blood Donor Clinic will be held Thursday, June 14 from 2 p.m.to 7 p.m.at the Best Western Mariposa Inn at 400 Memorial Ave.

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