10 Facts You Did Not Know About BLOOD

Facts About Blood

1. One pint of donated blood can save up to 3 lives.

2. The blood you donate is sold on the open market and it's a US$4.5 billion per year industry.

3. Someone needs blood every two seconds.

4. A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his body.

5. It would take 1,200,000 mosquitoes, each sucking once, to completely drain the average human of blood.

6. HP Printer black ink is more expensive than blood.

7. Only female mosquitoes drink blood. Males are vegetarians.

8. There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.

9. James Harrison has donated blood over 1,000 times saving over 2 million unborn babies from Rhesus disease.

10. Your heart will pump nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood during your lifetime, enough to fill 200 train tankers.

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