A nurse stands next to a patient while he donates blood in a clinic.

What Providers Should Know About Blood Donation: #CommunityConversations

1 pm - Facebook LIVE


Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood for surgeries, cancer treatments, childbirth, anemia, and blood disorders, among other conditions. Although blood donations can save lives, only 3% of eligible Americans donate blood each year, and there are patients who need closely-matched blood to live.

Join experts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Blood Diseases & Disorders Education Program, the NIH’s Division of Transfusion Medicine, and the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB) for a conversation about blood donation and patient transfusion.

Anyone is able to attend the Facebook LIVE event: