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Donating FAQs

How often are units of blood needed? 
Every 2 seconds someone in the US needs blood. The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.


How often can a person give blood? 
A healthy donor may donate whole blood / red blood cells every 56 days.

How long does it take to give blood? 
Donating blood takes about 1 hour.


When are the most important times of the year to give blood? 
Shortages of all blood types usually occur during the summer months and winter holidays.


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