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 [email protected] 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
- American Red Cross Blood Donation Tips
- Americas Blood Centers Blood Donation 101
- New York Blood Center: Blood Donation Process
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 [email protected].
- If You Can Give Blood, Please Do Postcard
- CAF General Information Brochure
- Cooley’s Anemia Facts Flyer
CDC Materials to Share at Blood Drives
- What’s Your Ancestry? Give Blood, Save a Thalassemia Life (Expanded Version)
- What’s Your Ancestry? Give Blood, Save a Thalassemia Life (Simplified Version 1)
- What’s Your Ancestry? Give Blood, Save a Thalassemia Life (Simplified Version 2)