Many Americans know what it is like to give blood. At their office, at a blood bank, in a bloodmobile. But what happens afterwards? Where does it go? How does it get there? How does one collected unit potentially become three separate lifesaving elements? On a daily basis the Red Cross stewards lifesaving donations on an arm-to-arm journey to ensure important blood products are successfully processed and delivered in our own community and across the nation.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs lifesaving blood. The American Red Cross is privileged to help meet this constant demand by providing approximately 40% of the nation’s blood supply—more than any other collection agency in the U.S. We are proud to serve as an essential partner to thousands of hospitals and cancer treatment centers across the country.
To meet this ongoing need the Red Cross strives to hold about 520 blood drives daily, allowing us to supply the nearly 13,000 units of blood needed every day.
Powered by more than 2.6 million generous blood donors, our nationwide network, and a cutting-edge inventory management system, we deliver lifesaving blood on a tremendous scale, annually providing more than 4.6 million units of blood and blood products to patients in need.
The Red Cross is grateful for your consideration of support for our campaign and our goals to increase efficiency, modernize our systems, and remain at the top of our field. The need for blood is constant. You can help the Red Cross get lifesaving blood and important blood products like plasma and platelets, to people in need by making an investment to our Blood Services Capital Campaign. Please join us in saving lives by making a donation today.