Let Red Bloom

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The month of April is National Volunteer Month, and join us in celebrating the millions of people who volunteer to give blood, platelets and plasma throughout the year.

Donated blood helps save countless lives every day. Approximately 29,000 units of red blood cells are needed by patients daily. With just one donation you can save more than one life. This summer, help people all across the country by pledging to give blood during our drive.

To participate in the Let Red Bloom Drive, simply follow these steps:

1. Pledge to donate by clicking the “Pledge to Give Blood” button on the right side of this page.

2. Schedule an appointment between April 1st and April 30th at a local blood donation center. To find your closest center, you can visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/local-homepage.html and https://www.aabb.org/for-donors-patients/give-blood.

3. After donating at your scheduled time, you will receive a follow-up survey by email within a week. Please fill this out to ensure that we can track the impact of our campaign.

To ensure your eligibility to donate blood, please reference: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/how-to-donate/eligibility-requirements.html

For more information on types of blood donation, and which appointment fits you best please reference the Red Cross webpage Types of Blood Donations:

To understand how to prepare for your appointment, please reference the Red Cross webpage What to Do Before, During and After Your Donation: https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/blood-donation-process/before-during-after.html