Many Types One Fight!
This October, CBCC wants all our donors to support the fight. How does blood donation impact cancer patients? Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy must have a constant source of blood to provide oxygen-carrying red blood cells and platelets to boost blood clotting. Many cancer treatments are only possible because of blood transfusions that help combat treatment-induced fatigue and possible blood loss.
Did You Know?
- Cancer survivors are the number one users of life-saving blood
- Local cancer survivors use as much as 50% of the blood products in our community
- Patients in a high-dose of chemotherapy treatment often need 8 units of platelets every three days
- Leukemia patients require 10-12 units of platelets weekly
- Bone marrow transplant patients can use as many as 120 units of platelets and 20 units of red blood cells during their treatment
What does all of this mean? It means cancer patients need your blood donation to survive. Roll up your sleeves this October and receive a “Many Types One Fight T-Shirt!” Click here to find a drive or schedule an appointment.