Facts & Figures
Percentage of the population eligible to donate blood
Percentage of those eligible who do donate blood
Percentage of people who will need a blood product sometime during their lives
Units of whole blood that must be collected every day to meet the needs of DHMC patients (a unit is about a pint)
10 to 12
Units of blood in the average adult's body
Units of blood in the average transfusion
Units of blood that would be donated by someone who gives blood every 56 days, from age 17 to age 76
Number of minutes the average whole blood donation takes
Phone number for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Blood Donor Program
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