It's easy to forget the importance of giving blood until you or a loved one is in need. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. requires a blood transfusion. Premature babies often need blood in the first hours of life. Cancer patients sometimes require it daily during chemotherapy. Some patients with blood disorders receive regular transfusions throughout their lives. And all of us are at risk for an accident, relying on blood to be waiting in the ER when we get there.
Every Donor Makes a Difference
Columbus Regional Hospital treats patients recovering from illness or injury with life-saving blood supplied by the Indiana Blood Center. Last year alone, the hospital transfused 2,673 units of blood to patients — an amount requiring 2,753 donors to give blood over the course of a year.Learn more and schedule an appointment