Although an estimated 38 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent do so annually.* There are several ways individuals can contribute besides giving blood: by starting or joining a blood donation program, advocating for a safe and adequate blood supply, planning a blood drive, or contributing financially.
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*W Riley, et al. The United States' potential blood donor pool: estimating the prevalence of donor-exclusion factors on the pool of potential donors. Transfusion 2007.