Common situations that call for blood include:
• Cancer Treatment
• Injuries From Car Crashes/Natural Disasters
• Illnesses Such As Anemia And Kidney Disease
• A Bleeding Issue Like Hemophilia
Why are we telling you this? The answer is because January is none other than National Blood Donor Month. Research says the U.S. is in the midst of a blood shortage. Hence, if you haven't given already, why not hop on McCall Road or another street and head to a nearby donation station? Then again, you could always get online or call first to make an appointment. The choice is yours.
You'll be able to do your part to nip this blood shortage in the bud. And just think, your donation could even save a life. Please be careful while traveling, though. You certainly don't want to get injuries in a wreck that require blood. That would defeat the purpose. However, it is still a possibility.
Florida Car Crash Stats
The car crash numbers were down a bit in The Sunshine State in 2020. That was likely because many people were staying home because of COVID-19. Therefore, don't be surprised if the figures increase once the data for 2021/2022 is released from the FLHSMV, but don't get it wrong there were still loads of accidents in Englewood and elsewhere in 2020. In fact, the Florida Traffic Crash Facts Annual Report 2020 states there were 341,399 across the state that year.
Of course, outcomes varied. For example, 3,098 fatal crashes with 3,332 fatalities occurred. However, our primary focus is on injuries. The report also says that 12,462 incapacitating injury accidents happened, which were responsible for 15,614 non-fatal injuries. Plus, The Sunshine State accounted for 127,705 other injury crashes and 196,818 other injuries. As you can see, there are tons of Florida auto accidents annually. So, keep your head on a swivel and try to remain safely out of harm's way.