January is National Blood Donor Month. We encourage all those impacted by the lifesaving power of blood donation to come together to honor and celebrate the incredible generosity of America’s voluntary blood donors.
A Snapshot of Blood Donation
Every 2 seconds
someone in America needs a blood transfusion.
The need is great
extending beyond unexpected emergencies like car crashes, encompassing a wide range of medical treatments such as cancer therapies, cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeries, and organ and bone marrow transplants.
3% of Americans currently donate blood
despite 65% of the population being eligible to do so. Additionally, less than 20% of blood donations come from individuals in communities of color, and donations from individuals aged 19-24 have declined by nearly 32% from 2019 to 2021.
Nearly 7 million people
selflessly give blood every year, serving as a lifeline for countless individuals in need. This includes trauma victims, patients battling sickle cell disease or Thalassemia, as well as those who require organ or bone marrow transplants.