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Blood Emergency

We're asking YOU to step up!

Rhode Island Blood Center Announces Blood Emergency with New Media Campaign to Help Increase Donations

Donate Now

YES! You can donate if you got the COVID-19 Vaccine

In most cases, there is no deferral period for blood donation after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

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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.


Info on donation after COVID-19 vaccine

In most cases there is no deferral period for blood donation after receiving an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine.


Convalescent Plasma Journey

Rhode Island Blood Center pauses convalescent plasma donations as patient need decreases.


Can I Donate

Many people think they can't donate when they can. FAQ's and ask our medical team!

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.