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  1. Patty Brooks says:

    Blood donations are a huge part of emergency preparedness, although most people do not make the correlation between emergency preparedness and blood supply.

    During any disaster natural or manmade many people often suffer life threatening injuries that require the need for blood transfusions.

    Keeping an adequate supply of blood on hand is a challenge on a daily basis. There are daily occurrences that constantly draw on supplies daily such as premature births, illness, tramatic accidents and research – just to name a few. Having an adequate supply of blood immediately after a major disaster is not likely. Many people will come together AFTER a disaster to donate. It takes days to process blood before it can be used, many victims of disaster often don’t have days to wait and their lives can be lost.

    Many people have prepared their family and themselves for a disaster by creating a family plan, keeping a Go Bag or home emergency kit on hand. Often when people prepare for a disaster, a vacation or even just a trip to the grocery store they check their supplies to assure themselves they will have everything they need on hand but very few realize that blood is also a needed supply that should be well stocked.

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