The Blood Institute & O-NEGATIVE.org, is a 501C3 non-profit organization with a mission of raising awareness of blood donation around the world.
When you give blood at your community blood center, you can save up to three lives. And while giving blood is simple, blood itself is very complex and is vital to all of us. Our blood supply comes from caring donors like you. When you give blood, you can give someone another laugh, another hug, another chance.
40,000 pints of blood are needed every day.
The national blood supply must cover every day needs and unexpected disasters. Frequent volunteer blood donors ensure that blood is ready (collected and tested) and available year-round whenever and wherever it is needed.
A common misunderstanding about blood usage is that accident victims are the patients who use the most blood. Actually, people who receive the most blood include those:
Every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood.
Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent do so annually. There are several ways individuals can contribute besides giving blood.
Universal Donors. Universal Givers.