On February 3rd the Community Blood Center of Kansas City made the trip out to JustBats.com to facilitate our first annual Blood Drive. Thank you to all of the JustBats.com employees who signed up, it looks like our first company wide donation is on course to be a success.
Blood cannot be imitated or duplicated by even the most advanced technologies, and that is why organizations like the Community Blood Center rely so heavily on mass donations. According to the their statistics, approximately 580 donors are required to donate every weekday to meet Kansas City area patients needs. So if you are having a hard time volunteering to get poked by one of the friendly associates from the CBC just know that every donation makes a difference. Blood carries nutrients, oxygen and hormones from the heart to toes and back again in under a minute. Our blood removes toxic chemicals from the body so as to protect us from the array of harmful substances we come in contact with so frequently. Unfortunately sometimes we do not understand just how important donating blood is until we are in need ourselves.
Do you want to know why donating blood is really cool? According to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, when you donate blood, your body replaces the blood volume within 48 hours of donation, and all of the red blood cells you lose during donation are completely replaced within four to eight weeks. This process of replenishment can help your body stay healthy and work more efficiently and productively, so donating your blood is a win-win situation!