The American Red Cross has a critical shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors to give now to ensure blood is available for patients facing trauma and other life-threatening situations. All other blood types are also needed at this time.
Without blood types A, B, and O we can’t save anyone.
Not enough people are donating blood. Only you can help fill the missing types
Join the Missing Type Movement: Donate Blood
The letters you see missing here may not seem like a big deal. But the letters A, B and O make up our main blood groups. And for a patient in the hospital desperately needing A, B, O or AB blood, these letters mean more. They mean life.
Only 3 out of 100 Americans donate blood, yet every two seconds someone needs it. There simply aren’t enough people donating blood to help patients in need. Change the statistics and change lives by joining the international Missing Types movement and fill in the missing blood types from hospital shelves.
This summer, when you donate blood you’ll not only help kids battling cancer, accident victims being raced into emergency rooms, and patients fighting rare and life-threatening conditions, you’ll also partner alongside celebrities, iconic brands, and thousands of donors, volunteers, and families raising awareness about why blood donations and blood donors are so important – and needed now more than ever. No matter your blood type, we need you to help fill the gaps.
Two Easy Ways to Help Save a Life
Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. You have the A, B, or O blood patients need.
Spread the Word
Join iconic brands and celebrities and share a #MissingType message with friends and family.
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