• One pint of blood can save up to three lives.

 

  • One in seven people entering a hospital needs blood.

 

  • Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.

 

  • 37% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood. Only 10% do annually.

 

  • Blood cannot be artificially made.

 

  • Red blood cells can be stored for 42 days.

 

  • Platelets can be stored for 5 days.

 

  • Unyts is the primary supplier of blood products for Kaleida Health, ECMC, and all the hospitals in Niagara and Wyoming Counties.

 

  • In 2014 Unyts had over 25,000 presenting blood & platelet donors, for a total of over 140,000 donors since June 2007.