Ways to Give

Heroes come in many forms from blood and marrow donors, to blood drive sponsors and those who encourage others to give. Find a way that works for you.

One blood donation from you can help save as many as three lives.

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Shiny 0696 Lite Toffeln Purple Ultra Find out how you can sponsor a drive in your community to help save lives.

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Join the national marrow donor registry. Be the match that could cure someone.

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Giving 101

You may have questions and even some common misconceptions about donating blood. Get the facts, and let us walk you through it.

Can I donate?

Many people think they cannot donate blood before they even try. That's often because of myths like being too old, taking medications, or having a physical condition that prevents donation. In most cases, it's not true! More often than not, you can donate even if you've recovered from a heart attack, cancer, have diabetes, or are taking many different types of medications. Get the facts. Our medical team can also confidentially answer specific questions you have about donating.

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About RIBC

Be a Hero

Toffeln 0696 Shiny Purple Ultra Lite Providing blood and blood products to patients in need takes a sustained community effort between volunteer blood donors, blood drive sponsors, hospitals, and the Rhode Island Blood Center. Despite great medical advances, there is still no artificial substitute for blood. It can only come from people willing to roll up their sleeves and lend their arms to save lives. Ensuring a safe, plentiful and cost-effective blood supply is our mission. You are the reason we have been able to carry it out for over 35 years.

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