American Red Cross, Boston police team up for ‘Missing Types’ campaign

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According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S.is in need of blood, yet only 3% of the US population donates each year.

New Jersey Blood Services/New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency.

For the next few weeks, you'll likely notice the letters a, b, and o are vanishing from well-known logos. But for the past four years, new Red Cross donors have declined by about 80,000 each year.

In fact, the blood donor base is shrinking. Because when these blood types are missing from the hospital shelves, everyone is impacted. It's also an opportunity to thank the volunteers whose donations of blood save and enhance the lives of people like Jacob.

Dr Moeti drew attention to the kind gestures of regular and voluntary blood donors for patients in need, and encouraged people to care for one another by donating blood. This week is also a great occasion for Canadian Blood Services to celebrate 20 years of working with donors to meet patients' needs, and to remind Canadians more blood donors are needed.

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"Every two seconds someone in the US needs blood". But the number of donors is down to only three percent of the population.

"We're calling on everyone to do what they can to spread the word, host a blood drive or simply take an hour out of their day to donate", she said in the release.

They need at least 15,000 donors per month for the blood supply to remain at a steady level.

To schedule an appointment to give blood at the CBSI Donor Center or at a mobile blood drive, call (866) GIVEBLD, find blood drive information online at www.bloodcenterimpact.org, or schedule via the Blood Center IMPACT app, available on iTunes or Google Play (see www.bloodcenter.org/app for info).

Tymia McCullough, of Georgetown, S.C.is a spirited 12-year-old who aspires to be a pediatrician and model when she grows up. One was born with sickle cell trait, two were born with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease patients can suffer a range of conditions, including acute anemia, tissue and organ damage, bad pain and even strokes. Amelia Iverson needed 61 units of blood after giving birth to her son previous year. "In that moment, in that experience, I was very afraid". She explained the Red Cross conducted a survey that illustrated how people aren't complete aware on how often blood is needed to save a life.

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