Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Lives are saved and second chances are made possible by the generosity of blood donors. Here's how your donation impacts patients and families in our community.

Kelly & Joni Guay

The power of your platelet and red cell donations are amazing and the very reason 10-year-old Joni is able to do what she loves the most.

See Life Is Good Thanks to Blood Donors
Kaydin Almstrom

Life for a one-year-old should be easy. But Kaydin's night light comes from a nurses' station and his brightest lights from donors.

Warwick , US-RI

See Shine Your Light for Kaydin
Miracle Baby Violet Graney

Who needs platelets? This little love, Violet Graney, from Providence, RI. Due to a rare tumor, Violet needed four full body transfusions on the very first day of her life and transfusions for months after.

South Kingstown , US-RI

See "Miracle Baby" Violet
Dorna's Blood Donation

After conquering her fear of giving blood, a daughter continues her family tradition of giving blood now that her mom no longer can. 

Providence , US-RI

See Conquering My Fear of Giving Blood
Izzie Mirzaei of Cumberland RI needs blood and a marrow match

Izzie needs red cell transfusions every three weeks and a marrow match that could actually cure her.

Cumberland , US-RI

See Be A Living Donor, A Cure
Kaydin Almstrom
Violet Graney
Dorna Honor's Mom by Carrying on Family Tradition
Izzie Mirzaei
I saved lives I gave blood and I liked it Even storm troopers donate
Be the next hero!

Still have a question?

Expore these helpful resources to learn more about all things blood - who can donate, blood types, types of donations, common, misconceptions, the blood donation process, and more.

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Can I Donate?

Taking a medication? Can I give if...I had a heart attack, or cancer, have diabetes or high blood pressure? Find Out if You're Eligible to Donate Blood

The Experience

The Experience

Not sure what donating blood is like? It's quick and easy and involves cookies! See the Entire Process

Blood Types

Blood Types

No matter what your blood type is, it's special. There are four common blood types, and yours is always the right type to give. Learn About Blood Types.