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Patient Needs

To meet patient needs for blood and blood components, the Blood Bank needs 350 donors every day. Last year, more than 20,000 patients were helped with more than 83,000 blood donations.

Major Reasons Patients Need Blood

  • Cancer
  • Heart and blood vessel disease
  • Disease of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Emergencies, such as car accidents and burns

Examples of usage

  • Automobile Accident
    50 units of blood
  • Heart Surgery
    6 units of blood
    6 units of platelets
  • Organ Transplant
    40 units of blood
    30 units of platelets
    20 bags of cryoprecipitate
    25 units of fresh frozen plasma
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
    120 units of platelets
    20 units of blood
  • Burn
    20 units of platelets