The American Red Cross has launched a first-of-its-kind Blood Donor App that allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team.
In addition to scheduling and managing blood donation appointments, other features of the app include a blood drive locator, the ability to synchronize a blood donation appointment with the user’s calendar, personalized “selfies” that donors can use as they share their donation experience through social media, special badges donors can unlock as they interact with the app, a chance for donors to form teams, the ability to read donor and blood recipient stories, and exclusive offers and discounts from retailers.
The Blood Donor App is free and can be found in app stores by searching for American Red Cross, visiting redcross.org/apps or redcrossblood.org/bloodapp, or by texting “BLOODAPP” to 90999 for a direct link to download. Message and data rates for texting may apply.
Eligible blood donors who do not have a smartphone can schedule an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting redcrossblood.org.