Donation Center Locations
Patient FAQs, description of donation process, sample questionnaires and public initiatives.
Donate Blood section
America's Blood Centers
Nationwide donation centers answering basic questions with opportunities to donate.
American Red Cross
Donor and volunteer opportunities at blood drives nationwide.
Blood Eligibility Guidelines
Blood Drive Website: Give Life
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Wisconsin donation centers.
U.S. Department of Heath & Human Services
History of an advisory committee's recommendations on blood safety and availability.
Blood Safety Home
Local donation center finder, basic information and supplemental material.
Go Local: Blood Transfusion and Donation Services
Health Topics: Blood Transfusion and Donation
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
NIH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Descriptions, key points and risks of different types of blood transfusions.
Blood Diseases: Blood Transfusion
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Blood donation regulators provide guidance and information to patients and industry.
Donation Guidelines: Blood Publications
National Initiative: Blood Action Plan
American Society of Hematology
ASH's patient website with basic information about donating and types of donation.
Blood: The Vital Connection
Medical College of Wisconsin
General health articles.
HealthyWomen Informed Empowered
Advice for women about blood donation, transfusion and healthy practices.
Health Topic: Blood Donation and Transfusion
The Society for the Advancement of Blood Management
Association educating professionals and promoting optimal blood management.
Public & Patients section
World Health Organization
Health reports on international blood services, safety and products.
Health Topics: Blood Safety
Supplemental Medical Reading
Lower Limit of Normal Hemoglobin Range
Discussion of discrepencies in definition of anemia and normal hemoglobin ranges.
PubMed: Beutler E, et al. Blood. 2006.30
Preventing Iron Deficiency in Blood Donors
Traits of superdonors yields strategies for preventing iron deficiency in blood donors.
PubMed: Mast AE, et al. Transfusion. 2008.31
Improving Blood Supply and Donation Safety
Commentary on blood donation safety and the dismissal of non-anemic women donors.
PubMed: Newman B. Transfusion. 2008.32
Screening for Colorectal Cancer
Task force recommends preventative screening for colorectal cancer, ages 50-75.
PubMed: USPSTF. Ann Intern Med. 2008.33