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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. Scroll down for information about our Red4Life Sickle Cell Program.
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Any donor who selects African American and other ethnicities of African, Latin or South American decent; Asian and South Pacific Islanders in our screening questionnaire has the potential to join our Red4Life Sickle Cell Program. For those donors, our donor services team will collect an additional tube at their donation so that our reference lab can run additional tests to see if they are a match to help sickle cell patients. Then, you will receive communication from us that denotes that if you are a match.
If you qualify for our Red4Life Program, you will earn 800 BONUS POINTS* when you donate any procedure 4 times (or donate double red cells 3 times) in the same calendar year.
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Even if you are not a match for our Red4Life sickle cell program, your donations are still needed and you can earn points in many ways! Learn more about the Donor for Life Points Rewards Program
Questions? Give us a call at 800-747-5401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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*Eligible for donations after 9/1/2021. If a Red4Life donor is also eligible to receive the Rapid Response Team donor bonus (800 points for 4 annual donations), they will only receive one (1) 800 point bonus once per year.
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Quinn was diagnosed with sickle cell disease when she was just three weeks old. But thanks to blood donors like you, she is out there living her best life, traveling the world and going to graduate school.