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Are You Eligible to Give Blood?
Traveling to Mexico? Have tattoos... sniffles... diabetes? Learn how these things and more affect your eligibility to become a blood donor.
Online Scheduling Downtime
Attention: Online appointment scheduling will be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance from Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 pm EST until Monday, May 20 at 10:00 am EST.
To make a blood donation appointment, please call
1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Blood drive coordinators can contact their donor recruitment representative for assistance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
All About Blood Donation
Click on a step below to learn about the donation process or learn about platelet apheresis.
Submitted by our visitors
Giving over 100 pints of blood
I have given over 100 pints of blood. I have been donating for many years. One time they told me they give my blood... Read more
Feels Great to Help Anyone and Everyone
I started donating when I was 16, at the end of my junior year of high school. I felt compelled to donate because... Read more
Paying it back
March 2012 my mother needed 4 pints of blood. Thanks to people that donated prior to this saved her life. I vowed... Read more