FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION - Have You Given Blood Lately?

Oct 19, 2010, 12:45 ET from U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works to ensure the safety of the more than 15 million units of blood and blood components donated each year in the United States.

Learn how FDA helps keep the blood supply safe, and about the process for donating blood, at http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm048368.htm.

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