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Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs lifesaving blood. During a global pandemic, the need for blood doesn’t stop. In fact, it remains an irreplaceable part of our nation’s healthcare infrastructure. Consider needs like those of people fighting cancer— using nearly 25% of the national blood supply to bolster their strength during treatments—people giving birth, accident victims, people who need organ transplants, those coping with sickle cell disease and countless others. These needs don’t stop, regardless of what is happening in the world, and there is no replacement.  

Your gift helps us provide life-sustaining blood across the country. Generous supporters like you ensure we can continue to answer the call; recruiting blood donors and collecting, processing, testing, storing and delivering nearly 40% of the nation's blood supply. This journey—from blood donor to recipient—is costly. But it’s worth it. We do whatever it takes to ensure patients have lifesaving blood when and where they need it. 

Posted by American Red Cross Southern California Region