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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, December 14 at 6:00 pm EST until Sunday, December 15 at 4:00 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.
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After my year old son became very ill and needed a transfusion I decided to give blood whenever I could someone's... Read more
My Gratification Statement
In 2013, I lost my job, home and my family. I made some bad choices and ultimately became homeless.
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Giving people a chance to live because WE can.
American Red Cross came to my high school and I was finally going to be old enough give blood. When I heard about... Read more