June 14 is World Blood Donor Day – an important reminder about the critical need for blood as the country turns the corner on the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.
NOTE FROM WASHINGTON, DC, June 14, 2021 — A rise in the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries requiring blood products over recent months has depleted the nation’s blood inventory. This is a call for immediate action. Blood donation sites such as the Versiti and the American Red Cross are currently experiencing a severe blood shortage. Teams are working around the clock to meet the extraordinary blood needs of hospitals and patients – distributing about 75,000 more blood products than expected over the past three months to meet demand – but we can’t do it without donors. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Right now, hospitals are responding to an atypically high number of traumas and emergency room visits. In comparison to 2019, red cell demand from hospitals with trauma centers has climbed 10% in 2021 – more than five times the growth of other facilities that provide transfusions. Twenty to 40% of trauma deaths that occur after hospital admission involve massive hemorrhaging. In these dire circumstances, doctors may need hundreds of blood products, depending on the severity of the trauma, to help save a life. In addition, there is great hospital demand for blood as patients who previously deferred care during the COVID-19 pandemic present with more advanced disease progression, therefore requiring increased blood transfusions.
All blood types are needed! Please sign up to join us on June 14th.
Our sign up portal allotts timeslots for preregistration of both Double Red Blood Cells and of Whole Blood Cells.
Patients need the help of the American people – please schedule an appointment to give blood or platelets as soon as possible by using our Razor Sharp Fitness Blood portal.
Troubles signing up? Please call us at (262) 321-0200. Thank you always!
🩸 Join Us for the Upcoming Razor Sharp Fitness Blood Drive
🩸 Location: Washington Avenue Facility
🩸 Date & Time: June 14th from 1pm - 6pm.
🚗 .. Address: 7300 Washington Avenue, Racine, WI 53406
💉 Donate and receive a free portable Bluetooth speaker, while supplies last.
Need Help Signing Up? Email email@example.com or call (877) 232-4376
Giving blood is a quick, simple way to give back to your community. The donation process from the time you arrive to the time you leave is about an hour, but the actual donation time is only 8-10 minutes.
What to Bring
The following forms of identification with a photo and birth date are acceptable:
Health conditions that create low numbers of platelets can be evident in disorders like immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Conditions associated with high platelet counts can include reactive thrombocytosis or essential thrombocythemia.
Platelets are a precious, lifesaving resource. There is currently an emergency need for platelets, the clotting portion of blood, which must be transfused within five days of donation. Nearly half of all platelet donations are given to patients undergoing cancer treatments – a disease all too familiar to millions of Americans and their families.
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