Health Matters

The Importance of Donating Blood

One single donation can help multiple people.



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Did you know that even now, there is no substitute for the gift of blood donation? Camille Leugers, a family physician in the Department of Clinical Science at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine encourages everyone who can to donate.

“Our nation's supply of life saving blood comes from people who donate. In the past few years, there are fewer people donating blood. That can mean life or death for someone who is urgently in need.”

People of all ages and backgrounds need blood. Some examples include:

  • pregnant women,
  • babies,
  • people with cancer or sickle-cell anemia, or
  • someone undergoing an operation.

“One single blood donation can help multiple people. Donation is easy, takes less than an hour, and can help save a life.”

For information on where to donate, please visit

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