Red Cross Blood Drive

Give and feel great

Donating blood is a no-brainer. It’s simple, safe, easy, quick and virtually painless. Your single blood donation could be used to help as many as three different people. You’ll also receive a mini-physical that checks your blood pressure, pulse, body temperature and hemoglobin.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

  • When: Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 | 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
  • Where: Dakota Room (1-502) | Dakota County Technical College Rosemount campus
Facts about blood needs
Courtesy of the American Red Cross
  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S. (2006).
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
  • The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
  • Sickle cell disease affects more than 80,000 people in the U.S., 98 percent of whom are African American. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.

Sign up to donate blood at the American Red Cross table in front of the Student Life Center on the DCTC Rosemount campus. The table will be there Monday, Sept. 26, through Thursday, Sept. 29, and then again Monday, Oct. 3, through Wednesday, Oct 5. WALK-INs Welcome!

Courtesy of the American Red Cross

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1 Comment

  • bill says:

    When I was younger there were so many blood drives taking place. We had them at my work, church, shopping mall parking lot. Today I don’t see as many. Can this be related to the poor economy?

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