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The mission of the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants is to promote the professional and personal development of Minnesota PAs, through representation at the local, state, and national levels, advocacy, educational opportunities, and public relations, with the goal to promote quality, cost effective, accessible health care for every person.  


MAPA January 2019 PSA


National Blood Donor Month

Since 1970, January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month.  It is the month when donations traditionally drop off – due to inclement weather and illnesses. Local Red Cross chapters need about 650 blood donors every day in order to meet the need. There is usually a 10 – 20% decrease in donations during the winter. Anyone age 17 or older, at least 5’1” and weighing at least 110 pounds can volunteer to donate.
One donation can save multiple lives. Here are the facts:

  • Just 1 donation can save up to 3 lives.
  • The average red blood cell transfusion is 3 pints (or 3 whole-blood donations).
  • More than 1 million people every year are diagnosed with cancer for the first time. Many of them will need blood—sometimes daily—during chemotherapy.
  • More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day.
  • While 38% of the American population is eligible to give blood, only 2% actually donates.


Go to for more information, and to find the donation site nearest to your location.



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