Learn what is required to donate blood.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming blood drives.
These are the top 10 reasons people give for not giving blood and how the Red Cross addresses these concerns.
The blood donation process from the time you arrive until the time you leave takes about an hour. While the donation itself takes only about 10 minutes, there are other important steps that are part of this process to ensure both your safety and that of the blood supply.
Ever wonder the path the blood you donate takes until it is used? This five-step process is explained here, and shows the importance of ongoing blood donations to meet the needs of hospitals like UMMC.
One of the most common reasons people are turned down from donating, which is called being deferred, is because of low-iron levels in the blood, which is known as anemia. This is especially true for women.
Kate Sullivan, executive assistant, was named a Hospital Hero at the Baltimore Orioles game by the American Red Cross for her continuous efforts and commitment to increasing blood donations in Maryland.