URGENT/CRITICAL NEED for ALL DONATIONS & BLOOD TYPES especially Type O and Platelets. Click here to schedule your donation and help spread the word!

There is no deferral for COVID-19 vaccinations currently being administered in the U.S. and donors are not required to show status. Learn more about our Coronavirus Pandemic Response and COVID-19 Vaccinations. Face masks and appointments are required. Appointments can be made the day of donation by contacting us at 800-747-5401.  

We're excited to announce that our organization is now officially named ImpactLife! Read more about our evolution here: www.bloodcenter.org/impactlife 

The Universal Donor

Type O-Negative donors are universal donors. This means that their red blood cells can be transfused to any patient, regardless of the recipient’s blood type. In the case of an emergency, doctors often do not have time to determine the blood type of the patient and depend on Type O blood for trauma patients and accident victims.

Quick Facts

  • 9% of the population is type O-.
  • O- is the highest in-demand blood type because anyone can receive O- red blood cells, although O- plasma can only be transfused to another type O.
  • Type O- red cells can be used for any patient but are especially needed for emergencies, for babies, and for those with weakened immune systems.
  • Preferred donation methods: double red blood cell and whole blood.
  • Doctors depend on type O blood for trauma patients and accident victims.
  • Although anyone can receive O- blood cells, type O- can only receive type O- blood.

DID YOU KNOW? If you have O- blood, you are automatically eligible to earn exclusive rewards by donating as part of our Rapid Response Team.

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Blood Types Needed

Many variables can impact our blood inventories such as weather, holidays or tragic events.  Every day, patients who need blood are in crisis and you can help by volunteering to donate.  Less than 10% of the population gives blood, so donors that give on a regular basis are important to meet these needs. Schedule an appointment today!

  • O+

    3 days

    Critical Need

  • O-

    3 days

    Critical Need

  • A+

    3 days

    Critical Need

  • A-

    3 days

    Critical Need

  • B+

    8 days

  • B-

    3 days

    Critical Need

  • AB+

    5 days

  • AB-

    3 days

    Critical Need

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Check It Out!

Save time at your next donation with our EarlyQ program!

EarlyQ is a web-based program that allows you to answer the required medical history questions on the day of your donation using your computer or mobile device before you arrive to your appointment. The process is simple, just 4 steps and takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

Learn more about EarlyQ

Current Donor Promotion

Donate blood at any of our Donor Centers or Mobile Blood Drive locations through November 14 and get a e-gift card OR retro-inspired t-shirt!

Additional Donor Promotions

Shop our Rewards Store!

As a rewards member you'll collect points that can add up to some really great gifts. You can order these items with your points and they will ship directly to you for FREE. Our Donor for Life rewards program is designed to make helping patients as easy and rewarding as possible for blood donors.

View & Shop our Rewards Store!

FREE ImpactLife App!

• Find nearby Donor Centers and mobile blood drives and schedule appointments!
• Track your donation history and review wellness information!
• Use your points in our Donor Rewards Store!

Click here for more information or download via the buttons below!   

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