"While 38 percent of Americans are eligible to donate blood, less than 10 percent donate each year," said John Hackett, Jr., Ph.D., divisional vice president of applied research and technology for Abbott's Diagnostics business, in a recent interview with Dr. Daliah Wachs on "iHeartRadio." "This can be due to various reasons, including the fact that it takes time. But when you put it into perspective, it takes a little more than an hour to donate blood, and this single act can help up to three people."
Hackett spoke with Dr. Wachs about why regular blood donations are critical to maintaining a healthy and ample blood supply. Here are some highlights:
Click on the file below to hear the full interview.*
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*This audio file was posted with permission from "iHeartRadio".
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