'Red Cross Rewards' Online Store Replaces 'Members For Life'

October 1, 2009

The Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is now recognizing blood donors' life-saving contributions with a new online donor recognition store called Red Cross Rewards: Your Link to Life.

"The Red Cross Rewards store is a new and fun way for the Red Cross to say 'thanks' to all of our frequent blood and platelet donors who help us reach our goal of ensuring that life-saving blood is available whenever someone needs it," says Tim Lippert, Red Cross Donor Resources Manager, "When people make blood donation a regular part of their lives, they help to build a strong and stable blood supply, one that helps save lives every day."

Donors can access their personal Red Cross Rewards account by clicking on the Red Cross Rewards icon on the homepage, and logging-in with their donor identification number and date of birth. Blood and platelet donors are able to exchange reward points for items like Red Cross apparel, music download cards, and more.

First-time donors will be able to log-in to their Red Cross Rewards account after they receive their Red Cross donor identification card in the mail.

Donors will be able to order their prizes directly from the Red Cross Rewards store and can expect them to arrive in the mail 2-3 weeks later.

To start accumulating points to exchange for Red Cross Rewards, make a life-saving blood or platelet donation. Schedule your appointment at a blood donation center near you or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

If you have a question about the online Red Cross Rewards store, please send an e-mail to redcrossrewardshelp@usa.redcross.org.