QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Blood?
Summertime is winding down and as a lot of us are looking towards school starting again and the fall arriving soon, 101X is keeping our eyes on our local community and ways we can help.
So while you're pinching your pennies to squeeze out one more beach vacation before the cooler months offer a little bit of relief from this heat, we've found one organization that can use your help and it's 100% free!
For those of you who are new to the area or may have forgotten, We Are Blood is the ONLY local blood bank in Central Texas and one of the reasons it's important to donate is that the blood and platelets that they receive can help save the life or improve the quality of it for someone right here in our community.
Now that we've got that important (re)introduction out of the way, we've got one more reminder for you. While it's important to donate blood, it's equally as important to donate platelets! These tiny little cell fragments in our blood are necessary to form clots and stop bleeding. This makes them essential for millions of people for surviving and fighting cancer, chronic diseases, and traumatic injuries. Platelets must be used within five days and new donors are needed every day.
Now for the fun stuff! Take our quiz below to see how much you know about the "blood" part of "We Are Blood" and why it's important to create a life-saving habit like donating regularly to We Are Blood.