Every year, nearly 11,000 children are admitted to our hospital. Another 42,000 come into our Emergency Room. Our surgeons perform 10,000 operations a year. Caring for these children requires 2,000 units of blood or blood components each month.
If you have traveled recently, please check the CDC page to know if you have been to a malaria-risk area. http://cdc-malaria.ncsa.uiuc.edu/ You must wait 12 since leaving a malaria-risk area before donating.