How to Donate


Every two seconds, someone needs blood, a product that has no substitute and must be donated from volunteers just like you. No matter the donation you make, you will be saving the life of a neighbor in need. Learn more about how you can impact a life below:

  • Blood

    Whole blood donations are the most common form of donation. In it, you will donate a pint of blood in a process that takes about an hour, in total. This donation can save up to three lives and can be repeated every 56 days.

  • Platelets

    What do you need to know about platelet donation? Platelets are tiny disk-shaped fragments of blood cells that are essential for normal blood clotting. Platelets are critically needed every day for some of the sickest patients, like those in cancer treatment or babies born without clotting factors.

  • Plasma

    Plasma is the liquid component of blood, which carries red blood cells and nutrients to the parts of the body that need it. Plasma is used to treat burn victims and those with trauma or clotting disorders.

  • Blood Types

    Each person has a specific blood type, based on the combination of factors included in their blood. This blood type allows medical facilities to give the right blood to the right patient, as well as helping blood centers find the best donation for your type.

  • Power Red Donation

    A Power Red donation is similar to a whole blood donation, except a special machine is used to allow you to safely donate two units of red blood cells during one donation while returning your plasma and platelets to you.