Everyone knows that two plus two equals four, but when it comes to donating blood, one can also equal four.
“One person can donate one pint of blood that can save up to four lives,” says Dr. Laurie Sutor, associate professor of pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Blood is needed in emergencies, but also on a regular basis for people with cancer and heart and sickle cell diseases.
Anyone at least 17 years old who weighs 110 pounds or more is eligible to donate.
“Donating blood can be easy, and besides the emotional benefit of knowing you potentially helped save several lives, blood donors enjoy refreshments and camaraderie with others from their community,” Dr. Sutor says.
Tips for making the most of the donation experience include:
Media Contact: LaKisha Ladson
January is National Blood Donor Month.
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