The Blood Center
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Why Donate?

It is estimated every three seconds someone needs blood. In fact, one out of every three people will need it before the age of 72. That could mean you or a loved one. Unfortunately, less than 5% of the eligible population actually donates.

Each day, The Blood Center must collect 300 - 350 pints of blood in order to maintain a stable area blood supply. That’s why we encourage donors to become not just one, two or three-time a year blood donors, but regular blood donors - giving the gift of life every two months when you are eligible.

Blood inventory levels can fluctuate daily. The temporary shelf life of blood and a variety of factors, including holidays and even inclimate weather can affect both donor turnout as well as blood usage in a matter of hours. Because the need for blood is constant and ongoing, and at times can even be critical, our community partners and donors remain a reliable source to help ensure that blood is always available for patients who need it.

Do you have a friend or relative who has been using blood or will be in the near future? You can donate at any of our donor centers or blood drives – make sure to choose “Replacement” at time of donation. Read more about our Blood Replacement program.