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Blood Donation Basics

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Donating Blood

If the thought of donating blood makes you uneasy, you're not alone. To ensure a positive and empowering experience, here are some practical tips on overcoming any anxiety you may have.

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Celebrating Black History Month: Dr. Charles Drew

Dr. Charles Drew is known as the father of the modern blood bank. His pioneering contributions to a safe and ready blood supply continue to save lives today.

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How Much Blood Do You Donate?

Let's look at the body's amazing ability to replenish itself each time you donate and how often you can donate blood to help replenish the supply for patients.

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Why Don't More People Donate Blood?

Though 62% of the population is eligible to give blood, only 3% of them do. Everyone knows patients depend on blood for treatment and recovery, so it’s a mystery why more people don’t donate.

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Why Is January National Blood Donor Month?

January not only marks the beginning of a new year but also holds a special significance in the healthcare community as National Blood Donor Month.

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Who Can Donate Blood?

Due to recent updates to eligibility criteria, the list of who can donate blood is longer than ever. If you’ve been deferred in the past, chances are good you can start donating blood again.

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Donating Plasma vs Blood: What's the Difference?

There are several different types of donations you can give that can be transfused to patients. Understand the difference between donating plasma vs blood.

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