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27,958 people were given a second chance at life through organ donation in 2008.

60 seconds: the time it takes for blood to cycle through your body.

20 seconds: the amount of time you should take to wash your hands.

Every second counts in "door-to-balloon" time — the time it takes for a heart attack patient to receive artery-opening balloon angioplasty.

Every 13 seconds someone in the world dies from a tobacco-related illness.
5 seconds: The length of time food supposedly remains safe to eat after falling on the floor, according to the now debunked "five-second rule." The truth — food is contaminated immediately.

As many as 500 times a second: How often neurons (which generate electrochemical impulses that act on glands, muscles and other neurons to produce thoughts, feelings and actions) may fire during an epileptic seizure.

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