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Join our Sickle Cell Donor Program

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Sickle cell disease is the most common hereditary disease in the U.S., affecting approximately 100,000 Americans. Specially matched blood is often used for sickle cell patients in need.

REASON #197

A lot of things hurt—saving lives doesn’t have to.

The good news is if you can handle this, you can definitely handle donating blood—the easiest way to save up to three lives in an hour.

16th annual gala

Do good. Have fun. Make a difference!

Celebrate our life-saving connection with the community at our What's Your Type? fundraiser!

Childhood Cancer Awareness

Roll up your sleeve in honor of kids fighting cancer

Cancer patients like Lolo & Krew often rely on the generosity of volunteer blood donors to help save and sustain their lives throughout treatment.

COVID-19 AND BLOOD DONATION

Yes! You can donate if you got the COVID-19 vaccine

In most cases, there is no deferral for donating blood after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

The demand is constant.

Local hospitals rely on volunteer blood donors to give regularly. It's an easy way to help save lives.

Help save lives

Updated FDA Guidance

Updated FDA guidelines have reduced some deferral periods and may allow some previously deferred donors to now be eligible.

Donor Days

Donor Day celebrations bring together a group of people to donate blood at a Memorial Blood Centers donor center.

Right Type for Your Type

Every 2 seconds someone needs blood. Based on your blood type and where the need is greatest, there are many ways to give.

Type O- Blood

O negative is the universal blood type, which means it can be given to anyone in need like trauma victims or preemie babies.

Host a Blood Drive

When you partner with Memorial Blood Centers as a blood drive sponsor, you help save and sustain lives right here at home.

 

iDonate

Save time and complete your health history questionnaire on the day of your donation from the privacy of your home or office.

 

Donor Survey

Tell us about your donation experience! Please have your donation number available, located on the back of your Donor Care Guide.

 

Are you ready to help save lives?

38% of the U.S. population are eligible to give blood, yet only 7% do.