- Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
- More than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day.
- More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
- A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood. There is no substitute for blood. We rely on donors. Please consider helping to maintain a safe and stable blood supply in our community.
To find out if you are eligible to donate blood, visit the American Red Cross.
To give blood: you must be healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and have NOT donated blood in the last 8 weeks
Thank you to everyone who came out and helped out with the blood drive on January 31st – donors, volunteers, Beth El staff and members! Your mitzvot enabled us to exceed our blood unit donation goal and many individuals in need will benefit from your help. This year, our blood drive came during a severe national shortage due to winter weather. It turns out that a lot of states rely on blood from NC (who knew?), so the Beth El blood, always life-saving, had particular impact this time. We are so grateful to each and all of you.
We hope to announce the date for the Beth El blood drive of 2017 in the coming months.
Carla Fenson and Laura Svetkey