Critical Blood Shortage: Give Blood At UH Parma's Blood Drive On Aug. 16
Blood shortages reach a critical state in the summer, as the number of high-school and college donors drop during break and ERs become busier with incoming patients. The statistics are staggering: every two seconds, someone needs blood; a person injured in an automobile accident can use up to 50 pints or more of blood.
“There is simply no substitute for blood,” says UH Parma Medical Center Laboratory Manager Laurel Herris, noting that only 5 percent of the nearly 40 percent of the population eligible to give blood actually donates. ”Falling short means we may not have enough blood for someone like you, in your time of need. We really appreciate the time and efforts of all who donate.”
UH Parma Medical Center holds its next Blood Drive on Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Auditorium. Make your appointment now.
Senior Communications Strategist, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center