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Donate Blood

Traditionally, donating blood means giving one pint of whole blood that can be used to help up to three people. With state of the art technology that is safe and comfortable, you can also give just the component of blood (red cells, platelets, or plasma) that patients need the most based on your specific blood type! Each time, no matter what the donation, you give someone else a second chance at life. You can help save as much as three lives.

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Types of Drives

School Drives

Students, staff and faculty of local schools are unsung community heroes. Together they provide 15,000 donations each year or about 20% of what we need to help people.

Company Drives

Whether your organization has 5 employees or 1,000, you can make a difference.

Dedicated Drives

Host a drive in honor of a loved one, friend or colleague who needs blood, a marrow match, or both.

Donate Marrow

What if... You had the chance to cure a disease, and all you had to do was start with a cheek swab?

That's exactly what Lauren Black did when she registered with the Rhode Island Blood Center to join the National Marrow Donor Registry. Four years later, Lauren received a call saying that she was a potential match for patient with a deadly form of lymphoma. “Once a second round of check-swabbing confirmed that I was indeed a match, it finally struck me that I was going to help save a life. I felt honored and amazed to have such an opportunity.”

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