in 1898, it was discovered that inherited differences in people’s red cells were the cause of many of the incompatibilities seen with transfusions. Four blood types were identified. During World War 1, when human blood was needed for transfusions for wounded soldiers, studies began of how to preserve and transport blood.
Diversify the Blood Supply
African-Americans make up 22 percent of the population within our area (Greenville, Pickens, Oconee, Laurens, Greenwood, and Newberry counties in SC, and Stephens County in GA); however only 7.5 percent donate blood.
My Blood Your Blood
If you want to know more about blood biology, blood circulation, and the importance of blood in our bodies, you’ve come to the right place! My Blood, Your Blood is an award-winning science education program that teaches all about blood’s amazing journey through our bodies. Source: America’s Blood Centers
• What’s Your Type?
• Compatible Plasma Types
• Compatible Blood Types