Celebrate Blood Collectors Week

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photo (4)Every second of every day, blood products are required to help treat patients with a variety of medical conditions. Blood collectors are the link between our generous blood donors and the patients who need life-saving therapies.

During the week of Sept. 7-13, Lane Blood Center joins other blood centers across the country to celebrate the 10th Annual Blood Collectors Week. The yearly celebration recognizes the critical role blood collectors play in delivering blood to patients in need.

The phlebotomist, the apheresis nurse specialist, the donor recruiter — each member of the Lane Blood Center team is vital to supporting the blood supply and making blood donation a positive experience for donors.

IMG_0589That’s why we’re taking this week to thank our valued professionals for the amazing work they do, every day.

Why is giving blood so important? Here are some facts:

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood.

That translates into 44,000 units of blood needed every day.

There currently is no substitute for donated blood.

Only 5.4 percent of the eligible population donates blood on a regular basis.

Donated blood may go to help:BCWlogo

  • A mother who needs a C-section
  • A soccer player who needs a knee replacement
  • A grandfather who has had an aneurysm
  • A teacher who needs heart surgery
  • A college student who has been in a car accident
  • A firefighter who has been burned
  • You or someone you love

Community members are encouraged to show their support for this valuable profession by making an appointment to donate blood. To schedule your donation, call Lane Blood Center at 541-484-9111 or schedule online.

Author: Rebecca Taylor

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