This Chart Details How Important Blood Donation is to World Health

 - Apr 25, 2013
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There are several instances where a patient will need a blood transfusion, which is made possible through blood donation and this infographic dives deep into the statistics behind one of our most precious healing practices.

In the United States alone, a whopping 4.5 million lives are saved each year thanks to blood transfusions, but each of those can cost upwards of $1800 without proper insurance to cover it. These numbers are supported by the statistic that 1 in 4 Americans will require a transfusion of blood sometime throughout their lifespan.

Blood donation is a vital part of the healthcare industry not just on a North American scale, but on a global one. A single donation can in turn help to save three lives, yet only 5% of eligible donors do so each year.

For more information, contact your local healthcare authorities to find out how to donate.