Agenda - Blood Center News • Volunteer Business • Overview: Type Matters 2010 - Social Media
“WOW” to The Blood Center of Brazos Valley that began distribution of products on December 7, 2009.
Big “WOW” as Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center expands from 25 services counties to 26 in 2009!
Goals for 2010 • Type Matters: Focus on Specific Blood Types • Fiscal Responsibility: Monitoring Costs
GET SET service G = Greet E = Escort T = Thank S = Smile E = Educate T = Time
Thank you Crew • T-shirts • Badges
Current Promotion • We invite you to share your story! • January 1 through March 31, 2010
Making your Time Count • Access to and accumulatepoints for the Commit for Life store • Advance Wellness Check • You help us with the bottom line • Submit your hours to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center must meet the specific component needs of area patients, and to do that we are encouraging donors to make the type of donation - platelets, plasma, double red cells or whole blood - that will have the greatest impact on the patients we serve.
Type A • Platelet Donor* • Platelets are a component of your blood that aid in clotting, and are often used in the treatment of cancer patients. • Requirements: Donate platelets via apheresis as often as once a week, up to 24 times a year. • TYPE • A *Depending on patient needs, you may be asked to make a different type of donation.
Facts about type-A donors: • About 34 percent of the population has A-positive blood. • About 6 percent of the population has A-negative blood.
Type B • Whole blood or double red cell. * • Save three lives with every whole blood donation. • Red blood cells help trauma and surgery patients. • Donate whole blood every 56 days. • May donate double red blood cells every 112 days. • TYPE • B *Depending on patient needs, you may be asked to make a different type of donation.
Requirements (Male) • Be at least 5’1’’ and 130 lbs. • Iron level at least 40 percent or 13.3 hemoglobin. • Double Red Cell Donation
Requirements (Female) • Be at least 5’5’’ and 150 lbs. • Iron level at least 40 percent or 13.3 hemoglobin. • Double Red Cell Donation
Facts about type-B donors: • About 9 percent of the population has B-positive blood. • About 2 percent of the population has B-negative blood.
Type O • Whole Blood or Red Blood Cell* • Your red blood cells are in the most demand. • As the universal red cell donor, you can help patients in emergency situations when there is no time to find out their blood types. • TYPE • O *Depending on patient needs, you may be asked to make a different type of donation.
Facts about type-O donors: • About 38 percent of the population has O-positive blood. • About 7 percent of the population has O-negative blood. • More than 50 of Hispanic blood donors have type –O blood.
Type AB • Universal Plasma Donor.* • Plasma is the liquid portion of your blood and is often used in the treatment of burn or shock victims. • Blood is also transfused to some patients who inherited or other kinds of bleeding or clotting disorders. • Requirements: You may give plasma again after 28 days. • TYPE • AB *Depending on patient needs, you may be asked to make a different type of donation.
Facts about type-AB donors: • About 3 percent of the population has AB-positive blood. • About 1 percent of the population has AB-negative blood.
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