Donate Blood in Austin: List of Locations to Donate

By January 2, 2019Health Basics

January is National Blood Donation Month – donate your blood this month. We’ve put together a list of locations to donate blood in Austin and the surrounding areas.

LIST OF LOCATIONS TO DONATE BLOOD IN AUSTIN

  • SOUTH AUSTIN We Are Blood 3100 W. Slaughter Lane Austin, TX 78748
  • NORTH LAMAR We Are Blood 4300 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
  • ROUND ROCK We Are Blood 2132 N. Mays, Suite 900 Round Rock, TX 78664

 

 

Blood donation locations in Austin, Texas.

REASONS TO DONATE BLOOD:

  • A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
  • Someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds.
  • For example, hospitals need more than 110,000 units of blood, platelets and plasma each year.
  • Donated blood expires in 42 days.
  • Donated platelets expire in 5 days.
  • In your lifetime you will likely need a transfusion of blood, platelets or plasma.
  • One pint of blood can help save up to 3 lives.
  • Four million Americans would die each year without life-saving transfusions.
  • Trauma-related injuries use 45 units of 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 units.
  • The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O.
  • 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 blood transfusions throughout their lives.
  • Many cancer patients need blood donations during their chemotherapy treatment.

BLOOD PLASMA DONATION SERVICES:

  • AIRPORT BPL Plasma 5789 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78752
  • NORTH EAST BioLife Plasma Services 14415 Owen-Tech Blvd, Austin, TX 78728

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