United Blood Services hosts Blood Donation Day

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) Blood donation day helps encourage new donors to come down to their local blood donation site and give giving a try -- it also helps remind current donors to donate at least three times a year.

United Blood Services here in Rapid City has a high need for donors on a daily basis to keep up with demand.

This area and the surrounding areas we need to collect about 500 units a day to support local hospitals throughout this region.'

Sigel added that every two seconds, somone in the United States is in need of a blood transfusion