My donation will be used by a cancer patient within 48 hours. Blood is
always in need, so if you can donate, it literally can make a life or
CORRECTION: My blood will actually be used by tomorrow, and would be used today, but won't be released until they have finished testing it. I was told the storage room is about 30'x40' and is filled with metal shelving. It is not uncommon for the storage room to be almost completely empty, with just a couple of pints of blood left.
Many patients ungoing chemotherapy must have blood transfusions to survive. One in four people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. Doesn't it make sense to give as often as you can?