End Brings Blood Shortage
During the summer vacation season just ending, blood donations unfortunately always decrease. This causes the blood supply to become dangerously low, especially as the Labor Day weekend approaches.
Donating blood at Jefferson saves lives and money. When you donate blood,
you save the hospital at least $196, the cost to purchase it from the Red Cross. And, if
you donate blood platelets, the cost savings to the hospital is about $500. One pint of
blood can be separated into three components to aid in a blood transfusion for a surgery
patient, treat shock and burn victims with plasma, and prevent bleeding episodes in
leukemia patients with platelets.