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January is blood donation month

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Did you know that a single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood? That Type O-negative blood which can be transfused to all blood types, is always in great demand and often in short supply? You can help in several ways:

Blood donation can take several forms. You can donate whole blood, platelets, plasma and double red cells. The frequency with which you can donate depends on what you are donating. You must also meet certain requirements in order to be eligible to donate blood. Some conditions may permanently remove you from the eligibility list, while most will only do so temporarily.

There are a number of places in Boston where you can donate blood:

More blood facts and statistics.

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