You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Give More with a Power Red Donation

Did you know you can give one super-powered blood donation that may have the same impact as two regular donations? At the American Red Cross, this is called a Power Red donation.

Red blood cells are the most frequently used blood component and are needed by almost every type of patient requiring transfusion. During this type of donation, red blood cells are separated from other blood components, and the plasma and platelets are safely and comfortably returned to the donor. Each Power Red donation gives more of the product that is needed most by patients.

Eligible individuals with types O, A negative and B negative blood are urged to make a Power Red donation, where available.

To make an appointment to give, use the Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Power Red takes approximately 30 minutes longer than a whole blood donation and can be donated approximately every four months.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Ready To Donate

Find a drive and schedule a blood donation appointment today.