The average person has 8 pints of blood in their body.

Health practitioners use about 40,000 pints of blood…every. single. day.

There is a dramatic need for blood donations to help save lives, but fewer than 1 in 10 people actually donate. Latinos comprise less than 1% of all blood donors, bad news because experts say Latinos tend to have extremely important blood types.

How can Latinos get more involved?

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, let’s use #SaludTues to tweet on why blood donation is vital, myths about donation, and strategies and resources on how to get more Latinos to donate blood:

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Giving Life: Latinos & Blood Donation”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: The National Hispanic Medical Association (@NHMAmd), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Minority Health (@MinorityHealth), and ChapCare (@ChapCareOrg)

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources on why and how Latinos should donate blood!

See our full Tweetchat schedule.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat on Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! obesity prevention program funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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