October is Liver Awareness Month. More than 6,000 liver transplants are performed every year in the U.S. More than 16,000 Americans are waiting for a liver transplant, according to the American Liver Foundation. Liver transplant patients may need 30 or more transfusions during surgery. You can help by donating blood.
The American Red Cross mobile unit will be in your area on the following days.
Oct. 4 from 3-7 p.m. at Ben & Jerry’s, 5007 Black Road in Memphis, Tenn.
Oct. 5 from 12-4 p.m. at Bumpus Harley Davidson Buell, 2160 Whitten Road in Memphis, Tenn.
You can also visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appointment to donate blood or platelets.
Donors, remember to bring with you: