The LifeSouth bloodmobile will be at The Garden District today from 1pm to 6pm.  Remember, all blood types are needed, so if you are able to donate, please visit the bus today.

Here are some facts that may aid you in making your decision on whether or not to give:

  • Only about 4 percent of Americans donate blood regularly
  • It’s estimated that 1 in every 7 patients entering hospitals need blood.
  • It is estimated that 38,000 units of blood are used every day in this country and every drop must come from a donor, since there is no substitute for human blood.
  • Just like the milk, blood has a shelf life – 42 days for red blood cells and only five days for the platelets that are so vital for trauma and cancer patients.

And don’t forget the oh so important juice, snack, and free t-shirt!!!

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