At my most recent donation, Bloodworks NW informed me I’ve now donated 4 gallons of blood. They tell me, “each gallon pin represents another eight lives saved.” I tried to corroborate that statistic and the nearest I found was from the American Red Cross who say that a single donation (1 pint) can save up to 3 lives. Each gallon is 8 pints (units).
It would be fun to know how much I’ve donated in total. I previously donated at Carter Bloodcare when I lived in Texas and the American Red Cross when I lived in Michigan.
Compared to rushing into burning buildings, donating blood is an easy and reliable way to save lives. You should consider joining us 2% of Americans who do so.