Blood: General Information and Statistics
What does blood do?
Who needs blood?
- Car accident victims and those who have suffered massive blood loss can often need transfusions of 50 pints or more of red blood cells.
- Cancer, transplant and trauma patients, as well as people undergoing certain operations, require platelet transfusions to survive.
- Children being treated for cancer, premature infants and children having heart surgery need blood and platelets from donors of all types.
Become a blood donor today. Please call (225) 765-8843 to learn more.