»There is no substitute for human Blood! »Blood makes up about 7% to 8% your body's weight. »More than Sixty percent of the population is eligible o donate blood, however,only five percent donating. »An average adult has about 14 to 18 pints of Blood. »One standard unit or pint of Blood equals about two cups. »Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to all of the body. »More than 10 tests, nine of which are for infectious diseases, are performed on each unit of donated blood. »Blood fights against infection and helps heal wounds. »One unit of donated whole Blood is separated into components before use. »Platelets help blood to clot and give those with leukemia and other cancers a chance to live. »Plasma is a pale yellow mixture of water, proteins, and salts. »White blood cells are the body's primary defense against infection. »One out of every 10 people entering a hospital needs blood. »There are four main types of blood are: A, B, AB and O. »Each Blood type is either Rh positive or negative. »The average red blood cell transfusion is 3.4 pints. »There are about one billion red Blood cells in a few drops of whole Blood. »Females receive 53% of blood transfused; males receive 47%. »Red Blood cells live 120 days in our bodies. »Red Blood cells can be stored under normal conditions for up to 42 days.