McIntyre Law Red Cross Blood Drive

Noble McIntyre on April 28, 2015


Did you know that just one pint of blood can save up to three lives? When we hear about accidents, earthquakes and other disasters in the news, we don’t always think about the fact that each person who loses his or her life is someone’s son, daughter, mother, father, sister, brother or friend. But, each time someone dies in an accident or disaster, there’s someone else who is feeling profound sadness and loss. All too often, people come to us after having gone through the worst time in their lives, and so we want to do our part to help save as many lives as we can. That’s why we host an annual blood drive—so that we can be part of the solution.

This year’s blood drive will be Tuesday, May 5th from 11am to 2pm at our offices: 8601 South Western Ave., Oklahoma City. If you would like to donate, bring a Red Cross donor card if you have one or another form of positive ID. Especially if you know that you have Type O blood, your donation is crucial – Type O is universal, which means that it can be transfused to someone with any blood type. It’s used in emergencies in which hospital staff doesn’t have time to test for the injured person’s blood type.

If you’re still not convinced as to whether or not you should give blood, consider these facts from the American Red Cross:

  • Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds, which means that more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • 30 million blood components are transfused every year in the U.S.
  • During an emergency, blood that’s already in storage is used.
  • Of the more than 1.6 million people diagnosed with cancer last year, many will need blood, sometimes daily, during chemotherapy.
  • A single car accident victim could require up to 100 pints of blood. A typical donor gives three pints per donation.
  • Type AB-positive plasma can be transfused to patients with all other blood types and is also usually in short supply.
  • Blood cannot be manufactured; the only way to provide blood transfusions is from donated blood.
  • The Red Cross estimates that 38 percent of people in the U.S. are eligible to donate blood, but fewer than 10 percent actually do.

Remember, too, that blood donation is safe. Experienced technicians use a brand new, sterile, disposable needle for each person’s blood donation. You will take a short health history interview and receive a mini-physical. Any information gathered through this process will be kept strictly confidential. Finally, most people are able to give blood without any after-effects. It’s uncommon for a donor to feel faint or fatigued after giving blood. However, it’s advised that you stay in the refreshment area for the recommended time to be sure that you’re fine to leave. Be sure to stay hydrated through the day, and know that you’ve done one of the best deeds you can possibly do for another person (or two, or three)!

Noble McIntyre

Noble McIntyre is the senior partner and owner of McIntyre Law who focuses primarily on drug litigation and catastrophic injury cases. He is currently representing clients injured by the drugs Paxil, Levaquin and testosterone therapy drugs and by clients affected by oil field injuries. His goal has and continues to be to work diligently on behalf of his clients to achieve the highest and best result for his clients’ injuries while maintaining professionalism and abiding by all ethical standards of his profession. Read more about Noble McIntyre.

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