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American Red Cross: Ways to Help

The American Red Cross helps people in emergency situations every day. Learn about donating blood, taking safety courses ,and volunteering to help your community.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

American Red Cross, National Headquarters

America's Blood Centers

Donating blood is a simple process that saves more than four million American lives each year. Your one donation can save three lives. People who weigh at least 110 pounds (100 pounds in some states) and are in general good health are eligible to donate. Expect to spend about one hour.

Review Date: May 28, 2014

America's Blood Centers

Blood Donation - Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to questions about blood donation, including who needs blood, who is a good candidate to donate blood, and how and where blood is donated.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

American Association of Blood Banks

Cord Blood Banking – Information for Consumers

One choice prospective parents often face is whether to donate, bank or discard their baby's cord blood. Learn about cord blood donation and how cord blood is regulated.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

Find Your Local Red Cross

Browse a list of American Red Cross chapters or search for the chapter nearest you. The Red Cross gives health and safety training to the public and provides emergency social services to U.S. military members and their families.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

American Red Cross, National Headquarters