Blood Drive to Save Lives

The AANA is hosting its third annual blood drive in the Mirage Events Center on Monday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the Blood Drive booth to make an appointment. Please seriously consider being a blood donor, and thank you in advance on behalf of your community blood supply and the American Red Cross!
 

Why Donate Blood? 

  • Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S. (2006).
  • 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 80,000 people in the U.S., 98 percent of whom are African American. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
  • More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each 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.

Help save a life today!