To learn more about blood donation opportunities, visit
Give Blood- the Gift of Life
Want to know more about what to expect when giving blood? View our online presentation.
For more information, visit the Learn About Blood Donation section, and review the
donor eligibility guidelines.
Many generous Americans nationwide have been donating blood since the terrorist attacks September
11 to ensure a sustained and secure blood supply for all Americans. Together with the Red Cross,
these blood heroes are ensuring that the safest possible blood is readily available whenever and
wherever needed - for the military, for other blood centers in America and for all 5,000 of
We all expect blood to be there for us, but barely a fraction of those who can give do. Yet
sooner or later, virtually all of us will face a time of great vulnerability in which we will
need blood. And that time is all too often unexpected. From its beginning, the American Red
Cross has formed a community of service, of generous, strong and decent people bound by beliefs
beyond themselves. The honor, spirit and resources of the American people comes forth with
neighbors helping neighbors in need - during earthquakes, floods, fires, storms - and also for
the deeply personal and often quiet disasters that require a gift of blood.
To find out where you can donate, visit
www.givelife.org or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).
To help you remember to schedule your blood donations and other regular screening tests, the
College of American Pathologists encourages you to sign up for an e-mail reminder