When you give blood at your community blood center, you can save up to three lives. And while giving blood is simple, blood itself is very complex and is vital to all of us. Our blood supply comes from caring donors like you. When you give blood, you can give someone another laugh, another hug, another chance.

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What is blood?

Blood carries gases, nutrients and waste products through the body. Blood also fights infections, heals wounds and performs many other vital functions. Learn more >

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40,000 pints of blood are needed every day

The national blood supply must cover every day needs and unexpected disasters. Frequent volunteer blood donors ensure that blood is ready (collected and tested) and available year-round whenever and wherever it is needed. Blood Is Always Needed >

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Blood cannot be artificially made.

Learn more interesting statistics and facts about blood that you may not have known. Facts & Figures >