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Posted on 2/27/2013
When it comes to getting people to donate blood there’s a lot of emotional tag-lines that are used to get your attention, such as “A bottle of blood saved my life. Was it yours?” - “Tears of a mother cannot save her Child. But your Blood can” or my personal favorite “A few drops of your Blood can help a life to bloom” but the reality is that the majority of us do not donate unless we have a personal reason to or we do not donate simply because we do not realize the importance of donating blood.### Comments for "You do not have to be a surgeon to have an opportunity to help a trauma victim!"
We don’t realize that our actions can actually save a life and that we don’t have to be a surgeon or have medical training to have an opportunity to help a trauma victim, premature infants or adult cancer patients who requires platelet transfusions to survive - many of these patients are among the most vulnerable in our hospitals. Every two seconds, a patient in the United States is in need of blood. In fact, about one of every seven people entering a hospital requires a blood transfusion.
There is no substitute for human blood. You should really consider donating if you’re O Negative Blood Type, this blood type is widely considered the universal blood type. It is very important because it can potentially be transfused to any patient regardless of their blood type. Especially in emergency situations, when there isn't enough time to determine a patients blood type.
The bottom line is, regardless of your blood type or the reasons you choose to donate, giving blood can help to save a life, and when only 37% of Americans are eligible to donate and out of that 37% less than 10% actually donate, you can see why not only we should continue to donate, but we should encourage others to donate blood in their community. PVHMC holds Blood Drives at its Main Campus and at its Claremont Facility. The next Blood Drive is schedule at PVHMC on Friday, March 15 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Pitzer Auditorium. Click here to register online and help save a life in the ER without requiring medical training.
By Frank Garcia, Interactive Media and Marketing Manager
This is what I heard from a nurse at ospital ng mkaati, once I tried to donate one time..donating your blood has one distinct advantage, one, when you donate a sizable amount of blood, your body has to compensate with the need for new blood therefore it starts the process of manufacturing fresh new blood to compensate for the loss.. Therefore you will have new, fresh and energetic blood to carry oxygen to your body organs. The human body is Gods perfect creation, it adjusts automatically to whatever emergencies your body experiences. The female body has an advantage over the male ones simply because they have this monthly period which replenishes lost blood periodically.. 0Was this answer helpful?
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