Blood - The Gift of Life
two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. That's
a lot of blood.
only 5% of the eligible US population donates blood in any
given year. Healthy donors are the only source of blood.
expect blood to be there for us, but barely a fraction of
those who can give do. Yet sooner or later, virtually all
of us will face a time of great vulnerability in which we
will need blood. And that time is all too often unexpected.
From its beginning, the American Red Cross has formed a
community of service, of generous, strong and decent people
bound by beliefs beyond themselves. The honor, spirit and
resources of the American people come forth with neighbors
helping neighbors in need - during earthquakes, floods,
fires, storms - and also for the deeply personal and often
quiet disasters that require a gift of blood.
the nearest blood donor location, call or visit The American
Red Cross Donor Center at 25 Tibet Avenue, Savannah, 31416,
more information, visit the Learn About Blood Donation section
at www.givelife.org and review the donor