Haviland Drainage Products joins Red Cross blood donor project

Grant Boone
June 14, 2018

"By partnering with the Red Cross on the Missing Types campaign, we will utilize the power of our highly accurate location data and targeting to increase donations across the country, raise awareness of the tremendous need for blood donations, and inspire people to sign up, especially those who have never given blood before".

A new American Red Cross survey shows that widespread misconceptions about blood donation could be contributing to a shrinking blood donor population. Blood stocks are also essential in natural and man-made disasters. Red Cross blood donors came through and she had multiple successful surgeries.

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

Today, the American Red Cross launches the Missing Types campaign, an global effort to encourage new blood donors, as well as donors who have not given in years, to give blood and to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients in need.

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The Red Cross hopes this will illustrate the critical role that every blood donor plays. O negative blood donors are considered "universal", and their blood type is needed most readily in trauma situations and emergency rooms across the country.

The organization is always in search of people with A, B and O blood types. "But the truth is blood is needed every two seconds in the United States". "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". The blood transfusions have kept him out of the hospital. It's not just blood: it's keeping families together.

People who suffer from anaemia, STIs, HIV/AIDS, as well as individuals who are underweight or under the age of 16, are among those ineligible to donate. One of those daughters lost her battle with the disease in December, and Johnson said blood transfusions helped all three maintain their quality of life during treatment.

The app now allows donors to book appointments, access maps of all the blood drives across the country and share via personal social media platforms, and as one of the coolest features yet, it sends a special notification to Whole Blood donors when their blood has been used to help save a life - in real time.

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