The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Facts about blood needs:
Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
A total of 30 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S. (2006).
The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O.
The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
Sickle cell disease affects more than 80,000 people in the U.S., 98 percent of whom are African American. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
Faulkville Baptist Church has been proudly hosting Blood Drives since 1995. Please join us in our efforts to save lives, not only spiritually, but physically as well.
Future Blood Drive Dates:
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Together we can save a life.
Upcoming Blood Drive Date:
Thurs., September 16th, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the FBC Social Hall