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The Ins and Outs of Blood Donation

THE INS AND OUTS OF BLOOD DONATION OUT FOR BLOOD There are 4.5 million 1 billion American lives are saved each red blood cells in 2-3 year through blood transfusions drops of blood According to the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a blood transfusion can cost between INSURA DATE от-о XXXX $1,800 to $3,000 XX кх P S1500 without insurance- >BLOOD WHO NEEDS IT? ***** Someone needs blood Bone marrow transplant patients need DPlatelet donations from an estimated DRed blood cells from an estimated every 3 seconds 120 people 2O people A car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood Cancer patients More than Sickle cell patients over 1 million 80,000 new diagnoses/year in the US people in the U.S. - May require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives Type of Patient Units of blood Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment Hip replacement 1 unit Cardiac bypass 2 units YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW: 1in 4 Americans will need a blood transfusion Heart transplant UU 2 units 10 units Liver transplant at some point in their life EVERY DONOR SHOULD KNOW THAT... Blood donation takes The entire process, from the time you arrive to the time 10-12 min. you leave, takes about 1 hour & 15 min. A healthy donor may donate.. The average adult has about 10 pints of blood in his/her body Roughly 1 pint is given during a donation Red blood cells every Double red blood 56 days cells every OR 112 days Platelets as few as every 7 days but at a maximum of 24 times/year All donated blood is tested for HIV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis and other infectious diseases before it can be released to hospitals Information you give to the American Red Cross during the donation process is confidential. It may not be released without your permission except as directed by law. NOT MY TYPE O MOST ELIGIBLE DONORSZ List of all types: Determined by the FDA A+, B+, AB+, O+, A-, B-, AB-, O- Share of the U.S. population eligible to give blood There are four types of transfusable products derived from blood: Less than Some of the conditions that restrict your ability to donate blood: 38% Red cells Platelets Medical interventions/ conditions Plasma Cryoprecipitate Immunizations, infection/illness, several medications Organ transplant - Wait 12 months after a transplant AB+ plasma can be transfused to If you ever received a dura mater (brain covering) transplant, you are not eligible to donate patients of all other blood types Blood transfusion - Wait for 12 months after receiving a blood transfusion from another person in the United States Only 3% of Americans have AB+ blood type Lifestyle/Life Events Age You must be at least 17 years old Blood type most often requested by hospitals : Type O Tattoos No wait if ----- you received your tattoo in ... 1 of the 40 states with regulated tattoo facilities. Otherwise, wait 12 months. Piercings Wait 12 months if it was unclear whether the instruments used used were Mom 45% of Americans have Type O (positive or negative) sterile and free of blood contamination 7% have O- blood type O- donors are universal donors p.- Intravenous drug use Those who have ever used IV drugs not prescribed by a physician are not eligible to donate Sexual preference - Lifetime deferral for men who have sex with other men TRAVEL Pregnancy Pregnant women are not eligible to donate blood Weight You must weigh more than 110 pounds There are over 70 countries where malaria is found. If you traveled or lived in any of these countries, you must wait 1 to 3 years before donating blood. Those who have spent a cumulative time of 5+ years from 1980 to present in several European countries cannot donate blood due to the risk of Mad Cow Disease. WHY DONATE? If you started donating blood at 17 years old and donated every 56 days through the age of 76, your donations will be equal to 48 gallons One donation can help save 3 lives ,---- Could save the lives of up to 1,000 people Two most common reasons cited by The number one reason donors say they give blood is because they "want to help others." people who don't give blood are: "Never thought about it" Only or 5% blood "I don't like needles" of eligible donors across the nation donate but, the number of transfusions nationwide increases by 9% every year Presented by AInsurance Sources: -topic Costs of blood transfusion: a process-flow analysis. Journal of Clinical Oncology: Jul 1, 1998:2364-70 DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING

The Ins and Outs of Blood Donation

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