mer. 26 décembre à 17:00
Every day, hospitals throughout the United States transfuse blood or blood components, such as platelets, to save the lives of people who are in motor vehicle accidents, and victims of fires and other emergencies. Blood is also required for many people with life-threatening illnesses and others undergoing routine surgeries. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), an estimated 5 million patients receive blood annually. In fact, every two seconds, someone in America needs blood, according to the American Red Cross (ARC). This may include: cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy
people with sickle cell disease or other types of inherited anemia
organ transplant recipients
people undergoing elective surgery
women during and following labor and delivery
trauma victims. Blood products from healthy donors are often lifesaving or life enhancing.