Why Mobile Blood Drives Are So Important


During certain times, there may be a shortage of the country's blood supply. However, throughout the year, all over the country, mobile blood drives are held to help replenish the country's blood supply so that we are better prepared for the times that blood is needed to save lives. These are some of the reasons why mobile blood drives are so important.

Natural Disasters

When natural disasters occur, it is not uncommon for there to be many victims that need blood transfusions in order to survive the injuries they sustain. This may be during floods, hurricanes, tornadoes or even wildfires. If people suffer from injuries that involve an excessive loss of blood, there must be plenty of the right types of blood on hand to ensure their lives can be saved.

Travel Accidents

When large travel accidents involving multiple victims occur, such as airplane crashes, train wrecks or automobile accidents, this is also a time when there needs to be a large blood supply readily available for use. These types of accidents commonly leave those involved severely injured which may make the need for blood an extreme emergency. In many situations like this, the need for blood may be so urgent that there is only a small window of time in which it can be administered in order to save the victims.

Severe Illnesses

There are also many different illnesses that may require blood transfusions or blood platelet transfusions to save the life of patients. Those who suffer from anemia, hemophilia, sickle cell disease, liver disease, kidney disease or other types of severe infections may need to be given blood to improve their health condition. There are also various types of cancer that commonly require a transfusion of blood cells or blood platelets in order to fight the damage the disease has caused.

Mobile blood drives are also very beneficial to those who donate blood. There are several different types of blood and not everyone can accept blood donated from someone with a different blood type. During the process of donating blood, the blood is typed to determine which types of blood to store it within the blood banks and to keep record of which types of blood are being replenished. After donating blood the first time, the person who donates will be told what his blood type is. This knowledge is very helpful should those who donate need to accept donated blood at any time in the future.

If you want to make a difference right now, find a blood drive near you. 


25 June 2020

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