Blood Drives

Blood donors are heroes. Thank you.

Many thalassemia patients depend on blood transfusions to survive and thrive, and we are so grateful to each and every blood donor and to those who organize blood drives.

Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to help save lives. In fact, each pint of blood donated can save up to three lives! All you have to do is make an appointment at your local blood bank (see links below).

To have an even greater impact, you can organize a blood drive and invite the community to help boost the local blood supply. Every 2 seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood transfusion, but unfortunately there is often a great shortage of blood available. Blood drives help to alleviate these blood shortages by providing large quantities of blood in short amounts of time.

Blood banks make the process of hosting a blood drive easy. They will bring the medical personnel and necessary equipment. You just need to find a suitable location and invite as many people as you can to sign up.  If you are planning a blood drive, contact CAF by emailing so we can share the event details with the community. Be sure send us some pictures so everyone can see all of the inspiring heroes!

Find Your Local Blood Bank to Donate Blood

Tips for Blood Donors

Organize a Blood Drive

CAF Materials to Share at Blood Drives

NOTE: If you would like us to mail you professionally printed versions of these materials, please email

CDC Materials to Share at Blood Drives

Scholarship Opportunities for Student Leaders

Stories from the Organizers

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