Having an ample blood supply is a critical element in providing remarkable care
Blood is a critical part of everyday medicine, and we know your life depends on it. That's why we offer comprehensive blood services, including state-of-the-art blood conservation techniques for those who wish to avoid using donated blood during surgeries or other procedures. There is no substitute for blood, and we take the highest care possible with this life-giving, life-sustaining substance.
It’s always a good time to donate blood
It's always a good time to donate blood, not just during disasters and emergencies. When blood supplies reach critical levels, many surgeries, treatments and procedures have to be postponed. That's why donating blood year-round is important.
Every pint of whole blood you donate is separated into three components; plasma, red cells and platelets. Fresh plasma is used to treat accident victims, patients with bleeding disorders and burn victims. Platelets are used to treat cancer patients and patients who have had bone marrow transplants. Red cells are used to treat patients who have lost blood because of trauma or surgery. It also is used to treat patients with anemia.
Please contact your local American Red Cross to give the gift of life and help ensure we always have a ready supply of whole blood and blood components.