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Critical Blood Emergency

Rhode Island and Connecticut Blood Centers Announce Blood Emergency

All types are needed. Region has 1–2 day supply of platelets and types O and B- blood.

Platelet shortage

Urgent Need for Platelet Donors

In the last few weeks, appointments have dropped significantly, and we have seen an increase in donors not showing up. We are beginning to struggle with fulfilling the platelet orders from local hospitals to help their patients, so it is vital that we increase the platelet supply as soon as possible.

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Give blood in April or May to support Ukraine

Sign up to donate blood in April or May, and we'll donate $1 to Global Blood Fund's Ukrainian support efforts. After your appointment, you will be prompted to complete a simple online registration. You must register in order for RIBC to make a $1 donation on your behalf!

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Donate Blood

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

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Sponsor a Drive

Find out how to sponsor a drive in your community to help save lives.

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Be the Match

Join the marrow donor registry to be someone's one and only cure.


Facts & FAQ's

Unsure if you're able to donate? Curious about the qualifications? Visit our FAQ page! You may also contact our Medical Team at medicalstaff@ribc.org.


COVID-19 Safety Protocols Update

We have updated our covid safety protocols. Among other changes, masks are now optional for donors and staff.


Latest Promotions

Keep up to date with our most recent donor promotions and incentives.

Giving 101

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

RIBC Stories

Even little superheroes need heroes. When you give blood, you help save kids like Chris Jr. of Charlestown, RI.