How can you help save lives?
By giving blood.
By giving blood.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood for surgeries, cancer treatments, childbirth, anemia, serious injuries, blood disorders, and more. Your generous donation can make a difference to millions of Americans—including people in your own community.
A Constant Need
Our nation’s blood supply dropped to historic lows during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are no longer in crisis, but we need your help to ensure there is never a shortage again. Donate today to make sure blood is available when it’s needed. Then donate again and again and again. The more often you give, the more lives you can save.
What common concerns do people have?
It’s normal to have concerns about donating blood, especially if you are a first-time donor. Put your mind at ease with answers to these common questions.
What is the blood donation process?
Giving blood is safe and simple, especially when you take steps to prepare.
Can I donate?
Many people who didn’t think they could donate blood are surprised to find out they can. Learn whether you can save lives by giving blood.
What are the donation types?
Learn about the different kinds of blood donations and why some types take longer to collect.
Where can I donate?
There are a variety of places to donate blood throughout the country, ranging from neighborhood blood drives to large donation centers.
- American Red Cross. (2022). Importance of the Blood Supply. Facts About Blood Supply In The U.S. | Red Cross Blood Services. Retrieved from https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/how-blood-donations-help/blood-needs-blood-supply.html