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Why Give Blood?

Every day, we count on the community to help us provide over 250 units of life-saving blood & blood products to Rhode Islanders and our neighbors.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Life is Good Thanks to Blood Donors

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.

In the Blink of an Eye

In the blink of an eye, these brothers nearly died.

Conquering My Fear of Giving Blood

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

RI Blood Provides Care in Hospitals

Our team provides life-saving care for Matthew right in the hospital every month

One Saves Three

It is the blood of a thousand donors" that keeps 11-year-old Kevin on the soccer field. Bridgewater, MA

Your Neighbors Need You!

Be part of our life saving mission by donating blood or sponsoring a drive. Choose how you want to get involved.


Can I Donate?

Basic eligibility and answers to many questions: Can I give if...I take medications, have diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.?


The Experience

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


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.