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RapidPass® can help save time during your next blood or platelet donation. For the best donation experience, we recommend you schedule an appointment, then complete your RapidPass®.

The process is simple, just 4 steps - and takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Get started with some initial information, read through the pre-donation materials, answer your health history questions and print, download or email your RapidPass® to yourself, and bring it with you.

RapidPass® may not be compatible with your phone or tablet. If that is the case, then we encourage you to schedule an appointment to donate and answer the questions when you arrive. Review the computer specifications and compatible devices.

Desktop and Laptop Personal Computers

  • Windows XP Operating System or Windows Vista or Windows 7 or Windows 8 in “Desktop mode”
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Internet Explorer (ver 6, 7, or ver 8, 9, or 10 in “Compatibility mode”)
  • Firefox (ver 3.6 through 10)
  • Chrome (ver 14.0, 15.0, 16.0, 17.0 )

Desktop and Laptop Apple/Mac computers

  • Computer: Mac OS X ver 10 Operating System
  • Safari (ver 5.06)

We'd like you to be aware of a few things, to make the process as smooth as possible:

  • Please use your full, legal name or the name printed on your American Red Cross donor card.
  • If you're unsure of a question, or unable to answer it, please skip the question. Our staff will discuss that question with you when reviewing your questionnaire at your donation.
  • You may choose to print your RapidPass® or email it to yourself to display on your mobile device. You will need to present it on your mobile device or a printed copy when you arrive.
    • If you plan to print your RapidPass®, you will need Adobe Acrobat. Click here for a free download.
    • If you plan to email your RapidPass® to yourself, please make sure you have access to your email on your mobile device.

Get Started

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The Red Cross works to ensure that the blood and platelet donation process is as safe as possible for donors and patients in need. We need to start by confirming some information:

RapidPass® may only be completed on the day of your donation. Please acknowledge that you are donating today:

Are you 19 years of age or older?
I am...

Please enter the ZIP Code where you will be donating. If you're uncertain, please check here.


Pre-donation Reading

Please take a few minutes to review the following materials. Once you've reviewed them, check the boxes to confirm your understanding. If you have any questions, our staff are happy to help when you arrive for your donation or you can call 1-800-RED CROSS.

The reading materials will open as a new tab in your browser. Once you've completed the reading, you can close them.

You must answer the questions honestly and without assistance or influence from anyone else.

To ensure the safety of blood donation for both donors and recipients, all volunteer blood donors must be evaluated to determine their eligiblity to give blood. The final determination will be made on the day of your donation at the blood drive or blood donation center.

You will need access to a printer or a mobile device. If you choose to print your pass, a laser printer is recommended. If you plan to pull up the pass on your mobile device, please ensure you have received and can open it on that device before coming to the drive.

Clicking on "continue" will reveal additional important blood donation information that you will need to acknowledge.

Note: "Continue" button remains inactive until all questions are answered.