The American Red Cross is the nation’s largest blood collection organization, supplying more than 40 percent of the blood and blood products used in our country.
Each year, the volunteers and employees of American Red Cross Blood Services collect approximately 6.5 million units of blood, from roughly 4 million generous volunteer blood donors. From these donations, the Red Cross is able to distribute around 9.5 million blood products each year, including 6 million units of red blood cells, to patients at approximately 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
If you already donate blood, thank you! You are making a lifesaving contribution that benefits accident victims, cancer patients, surgical candidates, children with blood disorders and many others. If you have never donated blood, please consider doing so. Your donations are always in high demand.