Blood Donations for Those in Critical Need
Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. is in need of a lifesaving blood donation. In addition to those suffering critical injuries, blood donations are also needed by those with medical conditions including:
- blood disorders
- cardiac and orthopedic surgery
- premature birth
Voluntary blood donation is a humanitarian act that saves the lives of thousands everyday and significantly improves the quality of life of thousands more.
Many children referred to Make-A-Wish who battle critical illnesses including cancer and sickle cell disease require transfusions throughout their lives.
With this in mind, we were thrilled to host a blood drive for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles at our office the other day. Many of our staff members, volunteers and employees at other offices in our building donated! Most of them were first time donors but after realizing how rewarding it can be, they committed to doing it regularly.
For those interested in giving blood, here are some reasons you should consider donating:
- There is a constant need for donations because blood can only be stored for a limited time — usually 42 days. Regular blood donations by a sufficient number of people are needed to ensure blood is available wherever and whenever it is needed.
- A single donation takes only about 15 minutes and can potentially save 3 lives! No matter if your blood type is common or rare, somebody needs it.
- It feels good to know you can save a life!
For those eligible to give blood, we hope you will choose to give the gift of life!
Visit https://www.chla.org/organize-blood-drive to learn how to sponsor a blood drive.