Thursday, October 18

BloodMobile Schedules for Spring 2013

Give the Gift of Life!

  • The American Red Cross strives to ensure that every person in need of blood or blood products has their need met.
    • Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.
  • The Red Cross has the ability to move blood around the country to where it is needed most during shortages, or in times of natural or man-made disasters.
    • Through its national inventory system, the Red Cross is able to support the shipment of blood and blood products wherever and whenever they are needed.
    • We depend on generous volunteer blood donors to provide lifesaving blood for those in need – each and every day – not only during times of national disaster.
  • Maintaining sufficient blood to meet patient needs is a delicate balance between supply and demand.
    • In addition to disaster-related blood needs, the Red Cross must collect enough blood each and every day to help accident victims, cancer patients, surgical candidates, children with blood disorders and others.
  • The American Red Cross has a national inventory system that allows us to move blood when it’s needed where it’s needed.
  • Nationwide, an average 44,000 blood donations are needed each and every day to meet the needs of accident victims, cancer patients, and children with blood disorders. When disaster strikes, this need may be even greater. The blood needs of our country can only be met by your voluntary donation.
  • It’s the blood that is already on the shelves that helps during a disaster. That’s why giving blood regularly is so important.
  • Accident victims, transplant and cancer patients and others rely on blood products during their treatment. If collections are impacted by a disaster, their long-term care needs could be affected.
  • Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
Eligible blood donors are asked to make a commitment to donate regularly and to schedule an appointment to give by calling 1-800-RED CROSS or visiting

Blood Mobile Schedule for Allen County- Spring 2013