Donating Blood: How Much Do You Know?Are you thinking about donating blood this year? It’s an excellent New Year’s Resolution idea! But if you’re still on the fence, don’t worry. We’re dedicating this week’s blog posts to educating you about all aspects of donating blood.

But first, a little 7-question quiz to get you warmed up. How much do you know about blood?

  1. How many Americans need a blood transfusion each year?
    Hint: It’s in the millions.
  2. Someone needs blood every __ seconds.
    Hint: It’s a single digit.
  3. What percentage of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood?
    Hint: It’s less than 50%.
  4. Out of the percentage of people eligible to donate, less than __% actually donates.
    Hint: The number starts with a “T.”
  5. How many lives can one pint of blood save?
    Hint: This number also starts with a “T.”
  6. About 1 in __ people entering a hospital needs blood.
    Hint: It’s a single digit.
  7. A healthy adult may donate about a pint of blood (the most common form of donation) every __ months.
    Hint: This number ALSO starts with a “T.”

Answers to come soon!

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