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It probably doesn't come as a surprise to you everyone that experts urge year round -- nations to keep our blood banks.
-- in case of an emergency.
And doctor smarting what do you advise folks it really shouldn't take a tragedy for us to be thinking about it.
We should all jump pin and obviously roll up our sleeves and donate the blood this is in the last fifteen years.
The blood bank is claiming that this is -- lowest supply of blood and this is really dangerous.
Units less than last year so we'll all have to jump in a lot of this has to do with the weather.
And the storm and other things so this is a time.
And we needed now besides saving lives and besides being a hero there advantages medical advantages of being donating your blood to help speed that you go through.
They check -- vital signs of blood pressure they check your cholesterol.
They check you for HIV and hepatitis of those -- benefit that comes within a -- for free that's part of this you have to go through this you have to be seventeen year old and an older.
And over a 110 pounds and older before you are a candidate to do this obviously pregnant women are not good candidates and other medical issues.
But there is a theory that we're going to be talking about that is that where they if you give blog by reducing the amount of -- new blood.
What do you going to reduce the risk of heart disease and -- theory about this.
Some people believe that it especially among women before -- -- their risk of heart disease is lower because of its monthly menstrual period.
But after menopause and -- they have higher risk of heart disease because if they don't have that now -- they say think of estrogen.
But whether it's -- you know -- going down we don't know but there's a lot of health benefits that he should do it'll -- oh my gosh if I give glad I won't have less -- What does it we generate and how craps.
Lol you can actually safely give a pint of blood every two months now Jamie four to five million Americans need -- transfusion every year.
And I want to reassure people out there that the blood supply has never been safer the risk of HIV is maybe one and two million.
Transfusions -- risk of hepatitis about one and a million.
It's really produced -- safe now very well screened but the problem is right now this month the Red Cross is reporting a shortage of 50000 pints of blood.
Did you know that 37%.
Of Americans are eligible to give blood but.
Of us do if we can raise that to 11% of all of our viewers out there today.
Say I'm -- -- give a pint of blood there's going to be no shortages in the United States.
We need at least that 1% today just from this program what what -- for you what -- you know that's a great question I would and he should not give justifying and I -- that's why you know what I should know -- will not recover from your reporting -- give blood next -- -- shouldn't I I would like I would do that acknowledges that but shouldn't everyone -- and this is important when -- blood -- -- -- mean.
You should -- in your wallet I would guess I'm all but I don't think I am I have no idea how -- -- next month after he you know Iowa but that's exactly good advice though to Kerry always know in your wallet for example or like some people have.
Diabetes and what.
Have because you because always in universal donor OK that is in other -- some blood types -- even more important than others that's a really good point we've been blood typing for over a hundred years now everyone should know their blood type.
Clinton and already -- your blood types.
What's different antigens -- protein antigens on the surface of the blood -- tell us what are.
Blood types are but it doesn't have any medical significance you're helping him or what your blood type -- -- I can tell you that you know what type.
-- -- I throw -- -- because I gave but this is this is really important Jamie you know what I was doing a lot of trauma surgery we go through some of these units of blood.
It is in a matter of seconds in order to save someone's fives and and you cannot afford to have an empty blood bank.
So I encourage everybody to -- as mark mentioned to go out there and make sure that you -- it.
-- -- four point crosses the best player.
Red Cross is great but you may have -- -- city blood centers and if we have here every region in the country has their own blood centers you can go to.
You know before surgery some -- like heart surgery bone surgery -- -- surgery it's wise to give your own blood before.
With doctor somebody surgery report that out of this program does know how you want -- Arizona and blood for dessert extra attack.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Who and you go give blood to get that little cracker and get the lookup aren't Jews -- -- I don't know -- you want to saints are playing on it and I helicopters.
This would give your room before her surgery that's so Smart some hospitals require what happens you're -- after he could help somebody else actually it absolutely right good -- -- -- thank you so.
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