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American Red Cross Chapters and Web Sites  External Link

Browse a list of American Red Cross chapters which offer Web sites or search for the chapter nearest you. The Red Cross gives health and safety training to the public and provides emergency social ser... Details >

American Red Cross, National Headquarters  External Link

America's Blood Centers - Our Members  External Link

Donating blood is a simple process that saves more than four million American lives each year. Your one donation can save three lives. People who weigh at least 110 pounds (100 pounds in some states... Details >

America's Blood Centers  External Link

Blood Bank Locator  External Link

The need for blood is great--on any given day, approximately 38,000 units of Red Blood Cells are needed. If you would like to donate blood, this page provides a locator to find blood banks in your are... Details >

American Association of Blood Banks  External Link

Blood Transfusions - KidsHealth  External Link

A blood transfusion is a relatively simple medical procedure that doctors use to make up for a loss of blood — or any part of the blood, such as red blood cells or platelets. Learn more about how bloo... Details >

Nemours Foundation  External Link

Cord Blood: Questions and Answers  External Link

After a baby is born and the umbilical cord is cut, some blood remains in the blood vessels of the placenta and the portion of the umbilical cord that remains attached to it. This blood is called plac... Details >

National Cord Blood Program  External Link

FDA Approves First Test to Screen Blood Donors for Chagas Disease

This news release announces the approval by the Food and Drug (FDA) of a new test to screen blood donors for a blood-borne parasite that causes Chagas disease, a serious and potentially fatal parasiti... Details >

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

What's Your Blood IQ?  External Link

These "true-or-false" statements test what you know about blood.... Details >

American Red Cross, National Headquarters  External Link