Blood donation benefits everyone

 Sandy Youngquist

Every day in the United States, hospitals, surgery centers and emergency facilities are in need of blood.

According to Vitalant, 36,000 units of red blood cells, 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed every day! Now that’s a lot of blood. And with just one blood donation, you can potentially help up to three patients.

Sandy Youngquist, CDM, CFPP, is the Culinary Services Supervisor of Benedictine Living Community Wahpeton.