5 Mar, 2014 By besparza 0 Comments
Date and Time:
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:00am
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. More than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day. The Red Cross provides blood for patients in nearly 3,000 hospitals across the U.S. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people. Present estimates indicate that less than 4% of Hispanics are blood donors, but the need for Hispanic blood donors has been increasing. Latinos are more likely than the average American to have Type O blood, the type blood banks value most because so many patients can use it.
Part of Diverse Identities Month 2014.