• Home
  • News
  • Sign Up Today to Donate Blood

Sign Up Today to Donate Blood

02/09/2019 11:50 AM | Anonymous

The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors to help ensure lifesaving medical treatments and emergency care are not delayed or canceled this winter. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of most blood types, and blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in. The Red Cross strives to keep a five-day supply on hand at all times to meet the needs of patients every day and be prepared for emergencies that would require significant volumes of donated blood products.

Resolve to give blood or platelets now and all year long so that lifesaving blood products are available for patients who depend on transfusions for survival. Please make an appointment by using the Blood Donor App, visiting  RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1- 800-733-2767).

A blood donation takes about an hour from start to finish, but the actual donation itself only takes about 8-10 minutes. Donation appointments are encouraged to reduce possible wait times at blood donation sites.

Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass. With RapidPass, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To complete a RapidPass, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Please make an appointment to donate today.


PO BOX 1581  .  Vienna, VA 22180  .  E-mail: arcra@redcross.org  . Tel: 202-303-7184  . Toll Free: 1-888-738-2724

© American Red Cross Retiree Association All rights reserved

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software
function SetMyDate() { // Array of day names var dayNames = new Array("Sunday", "Monday", "Tuesday", "Wednesday", "Thursday", "Friday", "Saturday"); // Array of month Names var monthNames = new Array( "January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December"); var now = new Date(); document.getElementById("YOURELEMENTID").value = dayNames[now.getDay()] + ", " + monthNames[now.getMonth()] + " " + now.getDate() + ", " + now.getFullYear(); }