Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood donation. First-time donors can sometimes feel nervous about the process, which is why we asked Dr. Kristen Rice, a hematology and oncology doctor affiliated with Sharp Community Medical Group, to share some facts and tips about this lifesaving act.
As part of Sharp Lends a Hand, Sharp HealthCare is committed to collecting 1,000 units of blood for the San Diego community in 2018. To support this effort, visit sandiegobloodbank.org to find a donation center or mobile blood drive near you. Mention Sharp's code SHRP to support the 2018 goal.
For the news media: To talk with Dr. Rice about blood donation for an upcoming story, contact Erica Carlson, senior public relations specialist, at email@example.com .
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