American Red Cross Kentucky Region

American Red Cross Kentucky Region
American Red Cross Kentucky Region
GoFundMe Charity : Sep 17, 2018
Tax ID: 53-0196605
BASED: Washington, DC, United States


American Red Cross Kentucky ...

Generosity of Donors

To prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

In one of our most important improvements, the Red Cross is investing in superior scales that will help to alleviate waste and allow us to collect blood more effectively from our generous donors. 

Currently, our antiquated scales sometimes fail to collect the optimal volume of blood. When too much or too little is drawn or the blood clots before it is mixed with anticoagulant, we cannot properly process and deliver that blood to patients in need. The Red Cross cherishes our blood donors, and we do not take any waste lightly. The new scales will reduce lost units due to current equipment deficiencies and clotting.

Furthermore, the new scales will provide the capability to adjust the volume of blood being collected based on the donor’s gender, height and weight. For example, more blood could be collected from a donor that weighs more than 150 pounds, and donors weighing less than 110 pounds could be eligible to give. These new scales offer the ability to supply more blood to patients in need.

When our outdated scales are completely replaced with more efficient units, the Red Cross anticipates a savings of $7–8 million per year, or $70–80 million throughout the 10-year lifespan of the scales. These savings equate to a 400% or greater return on investment, which will be reinvested in our humanitarian mission.

Every two seconds, someone in America needs lifesaving blood.

The Red Cross is the largest single supplier of blood and

blood products in the U.S. The Red Cross needs more than 13,000 blood donations every day. The work you are supporting is invaluable. It truly is saving lives.  

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