The U.S. is currently experiencing a severe shortage of blood. Consider being a blood donor. Blood donation is a safe and simple procedure. All donated blood products are carefully tested and then stored or shipped so they are ready for patients who need a blood transfusion.

Your donation can help save lives. You can donate with the American Red Cross, America’s Blood Centers, the NIH Blood Bank or at other blood banks in your area.

Did you know?
  • About every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
  • Only 3% of age-eligible individuals in the U.S. give blood each year.
  • Most blood types fall into one of the four major groups: A, B, AB, O. However, some people have rare blood types that fall outside the major groups, and for these patients, we need a more diverse blood supply.