"The selfless generosity of blood donors makes a life-saving impact on trauma patients, adults and children fighting cancer, premature babies and those battling blood diseases", says Indiana Blood Center President Charlie Miraglia M.D. Because when these blood types are missing from the hospital shelves, everyone is impacted. This is to help increase awareness that without donations of blood types A, B and O, we can't save anybody. "The day is also an opportunity to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to motivate people in good health who have never given blood to begin doing so, particularly young people", she added. Donors also receive helpful notifications to let them know when their local mobile blood drive has been confirmed in their area.
This theme emphasises "blood donation as an act of solidarity" with our fellow human beings, highlighting the fundamental values of empathy and kindness that underpin the selfless act of blood donation, according to the World Health Organisation.
Every two seconds, someone in the country needs blood.
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The Missing Type campaign runs from June 11 to June 18, with World Blood Donor Day falling on June 14. The campaign is set to run until July 3.
Today, the American Red Cross launches the Missing Types campaign, an worldwide effort to encourage new blood donors, as well as donors who have not given in years, to give blood and to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients in need. "Our region must collect close to 800 units of blood and platelets every day to meet patient need, regardless of the season". He created the ABO blood group system, which is still used today to ensure the safety of blood transfusions. "They don't realize we're relying on their blood donation", said Dotson. It's not just blood: it's keeping families together.
The community is invited to participate by scheduling an appointment to donate blood with the American Red Cross at one of three Mercedes-Benz locations on June 14 and 15.