Type O red blood cells and AB plasma are "universal" blood components, so named because these components can be transfused to patients of all other blood types and are frequently used in emergency settings.
"It is our family's privilege and honor every year to host the blood drive to remember and honor Vincent all the donors who gave Vincent blood so he could live long enough to meet our newborn son Jeremiah", Mindy Sue said in a video appeal on her Facebook page.
"When the letters vanish from everyday life, the gaps are striking", the organization says.More news: Brazil tennis great Maria Bueno buried
Three-quarters (74 percent) of the public underestimate how frequently blood transfusions occur.* Most people perceive blood is needed in the US every 15 minutes or even every hour or two hours when in fact, every two seconds, someone in this country needs blood. "Because you never know when you or someone you know is in desperate need of the blood", Iverson said. It's not just blood: it's keeping families together.
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In fact, for the past four years, new Red Cross donors have declined by about 80,000 each year.
People who suffer from anaemia, STIs, HIV/AIDS, as well as individuals who are underweight or under the age of 16, are among those ineligible to donate. So, what people don't understand is that you don't have to just give blood. "The demand for blood doesn't take a vacation". Red Cross blood donors came through and she had multiple successful surgeries. Since roughly 20% of donors are students from high schools and colleges, the Red Cross is in desperate need. On Thursday, Indiana Blood Center, part of Versiti, is joining healthcare organizations around the globe to celebrate World Blood Donor Day - as designated by the World Health Organization to salute the altruism of volunteer blood donors.More news: John Boyega tweets about 'Star Wars' fan harassment, Mark Hamill wades in