The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
Healthy donor may donate red blood cells every 56 days, or double red cells every 112 days.
If you began donating blood at age 18 and donated every 90 days until you reached 60, you would have donated 30 gallons of blood, potentially helping save more than 500 lives!