Top 10 Facts About Blood

Indiana Blood Center has come up with the top 10 facts about blood everyone should know, whether you’re a donor or not.

Top 10 Facts About Blood:

  1. Every two seconds, someone needs blood.
  2. The blood supply needs constant replenishment.
  3. Giving blood has health benefits.
  4. Most people are eligible to donate blood.
  5. Indiana Blood Center supplies to more than 60 hospitals in Indiana.
  6. A unit of blood is roughly equivalent to a pint.
  7. Nearly all blood used for transfusion in the United States is drawn from volunteer donors.
  8. Type O blood is the “universal” donor.
  9. Type AB is the “universal” recipient.
  10. Indiana Blood Center coordinates the marrow donor registry in Indiana.

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