SafetyNurse1968 has 20 years experience as a ADN, BSN, MSN, PhD and specializes in Oncology, Home Health, Patient Safety.
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Why is January National Blood Donor Month? According to the American Red Cross, blood donations drop off during and right after the winter holidays. 13,000 donations are needed daily to keep the blood supply ready and available for the more than 2600 hospitals, clinics and cancer centers across the United States. 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, but less than 10% do so. This article discusses restrictions on blood donors, how blood is taken and processed and the history of blood donation.
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