The American Red Cross often talks about their 3 steps to preparedness: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed. These steps go a long way towards keeping you and your family safe, but there’s another step that you can take to help keep your entire community safe: Give Blood.
You might be asking yourself how giving blood helps the community be prepared for a disaster. A lot happens behind the scenes at the Red Cross, as they process the blood and prepare it for use.
Nationwide, an average 41,000 blood donations are needed each and every day.The American Red Cross collects more than 40% of the nation’s blood supply, so they must collect and process thousands of units every day to keep up with the demand. Continue reading