Giving = Living was created for one reason. To save lives.
Blood and plasma are needed on an ongoing basis to treat a variety of life-threatening conditions. The Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), created Giving = Living to increase awareness of the importance of donating blood and plasma and to encourage Americans to donate regularly.
Be someone’s hero. Give urgently needed blood or plasma.
Donated blood is used for surgeries, cancer treatments, childbirth, anemia, serious injuries, blood disorders, and more. Just one donation can save up to three lives.
Plasma, which is part of blood, is used in emergencies to help stop bleeding, for cancer treatments, in developing cures for rare diseases, and more.
Help us find more heroes. Promote the campaign.
Download the campaign materials to help us get the word out. The more donors we have, the more lives we can save.