Turn your microphone flag into a constant call for blood donors
When there’s a tragedy in the news, people queue up to give blood for the survivors. While this is a moving sight, the truth is hospitals need blood constantly. To be more precise, someone needs a blood transfusion every 3 seconds.
Most of the donated blood is not used for breaking news tragedies. There are many daily struggles that don’t make headlines.
Blood needs a few days to be processed in order to be used. If a tragedy strikes now, donating blood after a few hours is already too late.
Just like milk, blood expires. If a large number of people donate blood all at once, much of it ends up being thrown out.