The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
Pledge to give blood today. Go one step further and support the Red Cross blood drive efforts by donating or fundraising for the program. 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives. Setting up an online fundraiser is easy. Select the Pledge to Give Blood or Fundraise button above and you’ll have your own fundraiser in seconds.
Why give blood?
- Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
- More than 44,000 blood donations are needed every day.
- The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
- The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
- Sickle cell disease affects more than 80,000 people in the U.S., 98 percent of whom are African American. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
- More than 1 million new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
- A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
Benefits of donating blood:
- It feels great to donate!
- You get free juice and delicious Keebler® cookies.
- It's something you can spare – most people have blood to spare... yet, there is still not enough to go around.
- You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed – most people don't think they'll ever need blood, but many do.
- You will be someone's hero – in fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.