Hoops Madness at Coffee Memorial

It's time for Hoops Madness at Coffee Memorial all through the month of March.

Everyone that presents at Coffee Memorial, or at the mobile unit, during March will get an awesome Hoops Madness long sleeve t-shirt. They will also get a stress ball, and an entry into the giveaway of a 42" plasma TV.

Coffee Memorial is located at 7500 Wallace Blvd in a beautiful new building. They are open 8am to 7pm Monday through Thursday, 8am to 5:30pm Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday.

Did you know...?

  • Residents of Amarillo donate only 33 percent of the blood collected in the High Plains Region, yet make up nearly 50 percent of the population.
  • According to national averages, 58 percent of all donors are males and 42 percent are females. 53 percent of blood is transfused to females.
  • The Medical Complex in Amarillo treats about 15,000 patients a day.
  • In order to fulfill the mission of the blood center, we must collect 600 units of blood each week.
  • There is no substitute for human blood.
  • A "unit" of blood is about one pint in volume.
  • One out of every 10 people entering a hospital needs blood.
  • The average Red Blood Cell transfusion is 3.4 units.
  • Five-to-eight units of Red Blood Cells and about five units of Platelets are needed for the average open-heart surgery.
  • People who have been in car accidents and have suffered massive blood loss may require transfusions of 50 units or more of Red Blood Cells.
  • The average liver transplant patient needs 40 units of Red Blood Cells, 30 units of Platelets, 20 bags of Cryoprecipitate, and 25 units of Fresh Frozen Plasma.
  • Severe burn victims can need 20 units of Platelets during their treatment.
  • At this time, 12 tests, most of which are for infectious diseases, are performed on each unit of donated blood.
  • It is estimated that 60 percent of the U.S. population is medically eligible to donate blood, but only about five percent of eligible donors actually give.
  • After a blood donation, the donor's normal volume of blood is restored within 24 hours. It takes about six weeks for all the red blood cells to be replaced.
  • Anyone who is in good health, is at least 17 years old, and weighs at least 115 pounds may donate blood every 56 days.
  • If you began donating blood at age 17 and donated every 56 days until you reached 76, you would have donated 48 gallons of blood.
  • Red Blood Cells must be used within 42 days of donation, Platelets within five days.
  • Any company, community organization, place of worship, or individual may contact Coffee Memorial Blood Center to host blood drives.
  • The actual blood donation takes less than 10 minutes.
  • Giving blood will not decrease your strength.
  • An adult with average weight has approximately 10 to 12 units of blood (about two units of blood for every 25 pounds of body weight).
  • A newborn baby has approximately one cup of blood in his/her body.
  • Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, and Platelets are made in the body's bone marrow.
  • It is not possible to get AIDS or any other disease from the blood donation process. All equipment is sterile, used only once, and then discarded.
  • By the time they reach 72 years of age, 95 percent of all Americans will have used blood or a blood component.
  • Someone in the United States receives a blood transfusion every three seconds.
  • One pint (unit) of blood can help from one to three patients.
  • About 75 percent of all people over age 30 have at least one personal acquaintance who has had a blood transfusion.
  • Blood makes up about 7 percent of your body's weight.
  • Every second, your body replaces eight million old red cells with eight million new red cells.

Give blood - the gift of life.