This week we had the opportunity to host the Big Red Bus. As soon as the bus parked we had Dimmitt employees lined up to donate their blood. While we were waiting our turn we learned some very staggering numbers about blood donation and how badly they need donations. Here are some of the stats:
- An estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent of that eligible population actually do each year.
- Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood
- A single donation can potentially help more than one patient.
We will be hosting the Big Red Bus a couple times a year so check our website and social media channels for the next date. Every donation helps!
*All facts in this blog came from http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/blood-facts-and-statistics