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Red Cross urges blood donations to help trauma patients

 

April 29, 2019



From American Red Cross

There’s no way to predict when or where an accident will happen. That’s why the American Red Cross needs donors to give blood during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year to help ensure that trauma centers are prepared the moment an injured patient arrives.

In December 2017, Jeff Gosliga was rushed to the hospital following a car accident. To treat his serious injuries, he needed 11 units of blood — about the amount of blood in an average adult’s body.

“I never had reason to think a lot about blood, where it came from or how it arrived...



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