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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.
Winter Weather Message
Winter weather across many parts of the U.S. has so far forced the cancellation of 120 American Red Cross blood drives in 18 states and the District of Columbia, resulting in more than 4,300 uncollected blood and platelet donations since last Wednesday. While all blood types are needed, the Red Cross urges all eligible donors with blood types O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative to make a lifesaving appointment.
All About Blood Donation
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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
Why I Give
I've given six times since I was 16 and able to do so. I give for you, I give for me. I give for those who need... Read more