Winter weather has caused hundreds of lost donations over the weekend. Please give as soon as able. All types are needed, especially universal donors. For those eligible to donate, please find a Donor Center or mobile blood drive near you at www.bloodcenterimpact.org or by calling (800) 747-5401.
Click on the photos below for the stories of how blood donation makes a difference in the lives of sickle cell patients and their families.
Social media is an excellent tool to engage with donors and maximize your number of donations. Exceed your drive goals with a breeze!
Connect with potential donors any way you can – create Facebook events, post links to stories and schedules, and keep them in the loop. Need a place to start? Below we have some awesome graphics specific to Sickle Cell Disease that can help engage your donors – before, during, and after your drive!
Click on the images below that you would like to download, then right click and select "Save image as" to use on your social media pages!
Although blood type or compatibility is not generally based on race, select rare blood types that are more generally found in African-American donors are needed to support patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Nationally, the number of African-Americans who need blood transfusions exceeds the number of African-Americans who donate blood. Regular blood donations by African-Americans will support individuals with Sickle Cell Disease in our community.
To schedule a blood donation, please use our online scheduling system or call (800) 747-5401.
Click on the links for information on donor eligibility and blood donation process.
Click here for additional information on hosting a sickle cell awareness blood drive.