The need for blood is constant. Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood- from an accident victim to a child receiving lifesaving treatment.
When our volunteer donors give the gift of life, we strive to make the process as convenient and efficient as possible. In fact, the Red Cross is innovating to improve the entire donation process for our organization and for our generous donors. Over the next three years, we aim to replace in our Pacific Northwest Biomed Region all of our 244 blood scales with new devices, at a cost of $1,603 each (includes the new scale, software, and training). With a 10-year average lifecycle, these scales will have an extraordinary impact, bolstering our nation's blood supply for patients, helping to alleviate waste, and creating significant cost savings for the Red Cross. You can help! Make a gift today to fund new blood scales this holiday season.