According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.69 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
Did you you know?
• Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
• Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.
• Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.
• Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
• The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
• The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O.
• The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
• It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects 90,000 to 100,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
• A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
• The American Red Cross blood program started in 1940, under the leadership of Dr. Charles Drew.
• The Red Cross supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply.
• The Red Cross provides blood for patients in approximately 2,600 hospitals across the U.S.
• The Red Cross makes blood available to any patient who needs it — patients are not required to find donors to replace the blood they use (a practice common in Europe and some U.S. blood banks) allowing the patient and their family to focus on recovery.
• Eighty percent of the blood donations given to the Red Cross are collected at mobile blood drives set up at community organizations, companies, high schools, colleges, places of worship or military installations.
• The remaining 20 percent are collected at Red Cross donation centers.
• The Red Cross works with more than 58,000 blood drive sponsors each year to hold more than 145,000 blood drives, providing convenient locations for people to give blood.
We are excited to tell you about a new AmazonSmile promotion that will launch soon. Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 – 31. This is a great opportunity to increase Crater Community Hospice, Inc.’s AmazonSmile donations. Shop at smile.amazon.com.
3x your impact! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first smile.amazon.com purchase!
Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/54-1739621 and Amazon donates to Crater Community Hospice, Inc..
Dedicating a brick in our Crater Community Hospice Memorial Garden is a beautiful way to create lasting memories and honor our loved ones. By purchasing a specially engraved brick and having it placed in our Memorial Garden, your loved one’s memory will be celebrated for generations to come.
Our memorial garden is open to anyone in the community. Enjoy our beautiful garden as a place to share your memories and feel connected with those special people who remain forever in our hearts.
Bricks are ordered and placed in the garden twice per year, in the spring and fall and can be ordered by using the attached form.
For more information, please contact Cindy Hamlin, Development Director, at (804) 526-4300
Crater Community Hospice Thrift Shop has a
two fold mission. All the proceeds from the
shop sales go to provide outstanding hospice
care to our patients in the Petersburg and
tri-city areas. We strive to offer high quality,
affordable merchandise to the community.
We also accept donations from those who
no longer want items they no longer need.
Join us! Several job openings with Crater Community Hospice