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Ways to Give

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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Sponsor a Blood or Marrow Drive

Making a Big Difference in a Little Time

Drives sponsored by community organizations provide a unique chance to save lives. From schools and businesses big and small, to religious organization and families wanting to hold a blood drive for someone they love, we will walk you through holding a successful drive.

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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 URI student Caroline Casey did when she registered with the Rhode Island Blood Center to join the National Marrow Donor Registry. Turned out she was a match for Jennifer Guthro, a 32-year-old who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia while pregnant with her son. After Caroline's life-saving marrow donation, Jennifer made a full recovery.

Want to learn more about donating marrow?

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Other Ways to Support the RIBC Mission

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The Rhode Island Blood Center welcomes volunteers and counts on their support, no experience necessary.

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Donate Money

Your financial support saves lives on a local and national level! Text 'RIBC' to 20222 to donate $20 instantly!

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