Type O+ Blood is in IMMEDIATE need for patient care in our local hospitals. Find a location to donate here.
Did you know? Every blood donation with us earns donor rewards points in the Points For Life store! Points can be used to order donor rewards like blood center gear, giftcards, and more! Accumulate Points by donating blood at least every 6 months.
Earn a 100 Point bonus for every 3rd donation in a calendar year!
Additionally, Points earned depends on donation type:
· A whole blood donation is 100 points and you can donate every 8 weeks
· A double red cell donation is worth 300 points and can be done every 16 weeks
· Apheresis donations (plasma, platelets or a combination of both) is worth 150 points and you can donate up to every 2-3 weeks (depending on eligibility)
At certain times, The Blood Center may offer double or even triple points for donations. This is to encourage more donors to come in and give during times we usually experience a shortage (typically around holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mardi Gras. etc.) Bonus points may also be offered for only specific donation processes due to hospital needs (such as a bonus for just Platelet donations over the weekend to fill the requirement for an upcoming scheduled surgery.)
Double and triple points bonuses apply to the donation points only. Appointment bonuses do not multiply with double or triple points. For example during a Double Points Week, a whole blood donation will earn 200 Points instead of the regular 100, plus the donor can earn an additional 100 points for making and keeping their appointment.
The best way to stay up-to-date with current promos is to sign up for text message and email messages to get alerts on the current needs and offers when you are eligible to give. You can also follow @TheBloodCenter on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) so stay up-to-date on current promotions, blood drives, patient stories, and more!
In case you haven't already, you can set up and manage your Points For Life account on TBCdonors.org! To get started, you'll need your Donor ID Number (Found on your donor letter or email sent to you after donating) or your Unit Number (The barcode number from your "green sheet" received when you gave blood). Missing these documents? No problem! Send an email inquiry to info@TheBloodCenter.org confirming your name and date of birth and we will send your info to you.