Major Reasons Patients Need Blood

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


Medical procedure
or trauma patient

will use up to:

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