The drive is 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Wed., Oct 15, 2014 in the Arena Room of the Oakland Community College Student Center Building, 7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford Township, MI, 48327.
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.
To make an appointment, call (313) 549-7051 or click here.
Facts about blood needs:
◾Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
◾More than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.
◾A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
◾The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
◾The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
◾The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
◾Sickle cell disease affects more than 70,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
◾More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
◾A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
For more information about donating blood, click here.