Learn About Blood
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- Approximately 60 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood, but only 5 percent actually does.
- In one day, your blood travels 12,000 miles – four times the distance across the United States from coast to coast!
- The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood up to 30 feet.
- Every second, 8 million blood cells die in your body, and 8 million more are made.
- Your heart beats over 3 billion times in your life. That's about 100,000 times a day!
- An adult body has about 10–15 pints of blood. A newborn has only about 1 cup of blood.
- Blood travels away from the heart and back again in approximately 20–60 seconds.
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