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Blood Donation Basics

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Where Can I Give Blood?

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation, but it’s also a time when blood donations are needed most. But why summer? 
 

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What Happens to Your Body After You Donate Blood?

It feels good to donate blood and save lives but it’s natural to wonder if there are physical effects when you donate. We set your mind at ease with this overview of what to expect.

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Easy-Peasy Blood Type Chart

Let’s be honest, science-y stuff can feel overwhelming to many, and biology was not everyone’s forte back in school (no offense, Louis Pasteur!). But don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered with a fun recap and a colorful blood type chart.

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Get Recognized for Your Blood Donations

Saving lives through blood donation is a great feeling, but it's nice to be recognized for your selflessness, too. Find out how you can receive gift cards from a variety of retailers through our recognition program.

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Is Donating Plasma Safe?

Have questions before you schedule an appointment, such as how plasma donation works, how it helps patients, and, of course, is donating plasma safe? You’ve come to the right place for answers!

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Why Is Blood Donation Important for Blood Transfusions?

Every year, millions of people in the U.S. receive lifesaving blood transfusions. So what exactly is a blood transfusion, anyway?

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