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Blood Donor

Blood Donor

American Red Cross

Donating blood and platelets is easier than ever with The American Red Cross.

3.9 Ratings 10K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
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  • Good app, but could really use HealthKit integration and more creative badges. Sep 22, 2019

    By Patrick Botros
    I really enjoy the aesthetics and utility of the app, but I wish my blood pressure data, iron concentration, hemoglobin, pulse, etc. were integrated into Apple HealthKit automatically. Also, the badges aren’t very interesting. The only ones I pay attention to represent the total volume donated. If there aren’t cooler badges imaginable, it might be better just to remove the badges entirely (which take up a TON of real estate in the app) and just track volume milestones. Also, the layout of the app doesn’t make much sense. Why, for instance, does the profile page contain “start rapidpass”, but your team is selected on a different page? And why is there a “me” tab within impact when there’s already a profile tab? It seems a better way to organize the app would be with a Profile tab (which contains your history and health data, your blood journey, your team’s rank, your milestones/badges, and your donor card), and then a Book Donation tab (which has RapidPass, the date your next eligible to donate, suggested donation options, etc. One more thing, the notification settings it says I have are wrong. I messaged STOP when I was getting SMS’s from the Red Cross, but the app said that I had sms notifications turned on.
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  • First time donor Jul 14, 2020

    By KristiLW
    The app is informative, helpful, and easy to use! Moreover, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and painless it is to donate blood! The rapid pass also helps speed up the process. I wish I would have donated sooner knowing how much it helps so many people. However, I was turned away in my college years due to “small veins” and figured I wasn’t a candidate. I am so glad I went back! I am a nurse, and have worked in many areas. Having worked in Intensive Care, I have seen first hand how much blood is needed and used! This app keeps track of my donations and how often I can donate as well as other helpful tools like; preparing for donation, blood type, and Rapid Pass. I will definitely be doing my part by donating as often as able now that I’ve experienced how easy it is and how much it saves lives! (I’ve had blood draws more painful and timely than this experience!) So grateful I was asked to donate! I hope I can encourage more people to do their part and donate! Thanks for all you do, ARC! ❤️
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  • Where’s the “Found Information about Power Red” Badge? Jun 30, 2018

    By Alli kitten
    What’s great: The profile contains a lot of interesting information. The badges are a great, fun way to get people motivated to give! The app opens and functions really well. You can quickly and easily move from page to page. What’s not so great: Accessing information about all the different types of blood donation, requirements, and general blood donation tips and concerns ARE NOT EASY TO FIND. I was curious what a “Power Red” donation was. My friend looked it up on google, read the answer, and I still had not found it in the app. Finally after tunneling through several pages I found a list outlining the different types of donations. This shouldn’t happen. You should be able to access this information from several points. Maybe where it gives you the date when you can next donate (tap the box that has the name of donation method— you’re taken to an information on method. Perhaps being able to access this information from the badges section of the app would be another way to find it.
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  • Donation Data to HealthKit Aug 27, 2018

    By Reid Cagir
    This is a beautifully designed app with simple controls, fluid responsiveness, and low-user memory load. The app makes scheduling appointments easy and fun, and is the only reason why I donate as often as I do. The only improvement I’d like to see is more access to our health statistics sent to Apple’s Health app. This would add accurate and enriching data to log my health over longer periods of time. I like to think of my blood donations as mini checkups to spot potential health issues down the road, so it’d be amazing to see that data actually logged into the Health app. This data (blood pressure, pulse, hemoglobin, etc) is already displayed minimally when flipping the digital donor card to the history side, but I’d like it to be recorded forever to give me more accurate health data and make my donations even more valuable to me as a donor. Thanks!
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  • Aug 5, 2020

    By E E
    7/15/2020 update is required to see results of Wuhan virus antibody test. (THIS SHOULD BE SPECIFIED IN THE DESCRIPTION OF WHAT WAS CHANGED IN THIS VERSION, RED CROSS. 🤨) Scheduling a donation appointment via the app is a big time waster because the app shows ALL drives, even if they are full with NO available time slots. ONLY BLOOD DRIVES WITH OPEN DONATION SLOTS SHOULD APPEAR IN RESULTS LIST. Or at very least, specify "drive full" or "2 slots remaining", etc. Fix that, & you'll rate 5 stars.
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  • Useful for RapidPass only Nov 6, 2019

    By PlanetariumDude
    It’s great for saving time by being able to answer all the questions via RapidPass before going to donate. It could be useful for other things but so much about the app seems off or unnecessary. The digital donor card would be great for me to show a history of BP readings. Unfortunately, it shows only the last three readings, and if you have it show the full history, the only information shown is the type of donation, date, and location (full history of BP, pulse, and hemoglobin IS available on the website). Consistency of information would be good here. The Blood Journey is interesting but would be more so with a little more information and if it were more up to date (right now doesn’t have the info from my donation of over 3 months ago). And although I figured out that the Blood Journey is showing the donations in reverse chronological order, why isn’t the full date (showing the year) displayed? Most other informational features are unnecessary once you’ve donated once or twice, and the badges are lame. I’m a Power Red donor so only need to use this three times a year, so instead of bogging down my phone I use it on my iPad. Only got it for the benefit of seeing the Blood Journey, and have been waiting to see some improvements but have yet to be rewarded. I may just forgo the little information I do get about the Blood Journey (only available through the app) and just go back to using RapidPass on the website.
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  • Aug 3, 2020

    By Chrissy Pendergrass
    It's already hard enough trying to find a blood drive in my area that works with my schedule. When I find one, there are no shown time slots be it weeks in advance or a day or two, and it says I can do a walk-in. Today, I see slots in one I checked before, but all for earlier than current time. I go anyway, and I'm informed despite the disclaimer on the app that they aren't taking walk-ins. For needing blood so bad it sure is hard to give it to them.
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  • Aug 3, 2020

    By GG Me
    SUCKS. They desperately need blood but all appointments on website AND in this app are full, and they aren't taking anymore (I even checked a few many miles away) - This makes zero sense to me!!!! Tried the 800 number a few times to make an appointment and it was impossible to reach a human. Something is so terribly wrong with the entire scheduling process, what an absolute shame.
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  • Aug 4, 2020

    By valerie clark
    It isn't updated with my donations so I have to go back in my calendars to figure it out and the appointment times don't match the emails I receive asking me to join in their site collections. Very frustrating. I have tried uninstalling it then reinstalling the app only to find the exact same problems without any solutions.
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  • Aug 10, 2020

    By Tom Hallstrom Jr
    My last Journey still isn't shown. I now understand that Journeys are ONLY shown if you set up appts online. Looks like setting up appts in the Red Cross office means that Journeys are NOT provided. I believe that seeing Journeys would be valuable to motivate future donations. This should be corrected and with today's IT capabilities, could be done quite easily.
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  • First time donor Jul 14, 2020

    By KristiLW
    The app is informative, helpful, and easy to use! Moreover, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and painless it is to donate blood! The rapid pass also helps speed up the process. I wish I would have donated sooner knowing how much it helps so many people. However, I was turned away in my college years due to “small veins” and figured I wasn’t a candidate. I am so glad I went back! I am a nurse, and have worked in many areas. Having worked in Intensive Care, I have seen first hand how much blood is needed and used! This app keeps track of my donations and how often I can donate as well as other helpful tools like; preparing for donation, blood type, and Rapid Pass. I will definitely be doing my part by donating as often as able now that I’ve experienced how easy it is and how much it saves lives! (I’ve had blood draws more painful and timely than this experience!) So grateful I was asked to donate! I hope I can encourage more people to do their part and donate! Thanks for all you do, ARC! ❤️
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  • Donation Data to HealthKit Aug 27, 2018

    By Reid Cagir
    This is a beautifully designed app with simple controls, fluid responsiveness, and low-user memory load. The app makes scheduling appointments easy and fun, and is the only reason why I donate as often as I do. The only improvement I’d like to see is more access to our health statistics sent to Apple’s Health app. This would add accurate and enriching data to log my health over longer periods of time. I like to think of my blood donations as mini checkups to spot potential health issues down the road, so it’d be amazing to see that data actually logged into the Health app. This data (blood pressure, pulse, hemoglobin, etc) is already displayed minimally when flipping the digital donor card to the history side, but I’d like it to be recorded forever to give me more accurate health data and make my donations even more valuable to me as a donor. Thanks!
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  • Blood donation Jun 11, 2018

    By jenny.wallace71
    18 years ago just a few weeks after I had my last daughter, I began to hemorrhage really badly. When the ambulance arrived , and the EMT’s were assessing my situation, I remember hearing one of them say that I needed a blood transfusion right away. They said that I was in dire need of a blood transfusion to save my life. I praise God and will forever be thankful and grateful that someone chose to donate blood so that it was there when I was the one in need. Donating our Blood, Platelets and Plasma is a very important and honorable thing that each of us can do for others , as well as ourselves. We have no way of knowing that we may very well end up being the one that needs a blood transfusion at some point in our lives. So if we are physically and medically able, I truly believe that it is our duty to donate blood products that can and does help save peoples lives.
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  • Aug 4, 2020

    By Mark Hecker
    Update: After about a week, my donation showed up in the app along with my blood type and antibody results. Original review: App is useful for staff at donation sites as donors can complete some questions in advance. For donors, the promises of being able to track your donation history, get your blood type and antibody results is not existent. Once your appointment has passed, it is deleted from the system as if you never went.
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  • Remarkable App! Jun 25, 2020

    By ahamblin
    The American Red Cross has put together an excellent app that allows you to schedule a blood donation appointment, check your eligibility and review your history of donation. Everything you need to know about eligibility and donation is provided on the app. In addition, for a limited time, they are testing for COVID-19 antibodies and providing your results with your permission on the app. I also love that they show where (for me St Catherine’s Hospital) your blood donation ends up being used. I also appreciate that the app allows you to schedule a donation based on a location, date and time that is convenient for you. If your schedule changes, it is also easy to reschedule your appointment. ARC sends out plenty of reminders too so that you don’t forget. Truly an outstanding app!
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  • Good app, but could really use HealthKit integration and more creative badges. Sep 22, 2019

    By Patrick Botros
    I really enjoy the aesthetics and utility of the app, but I wish my blood pressure data, iron concentration, hemoglobin, pulse, etc. were integrated into Apple HealthKit automatically. Also, the badges aren’t very interesting. The only ones I pay attention to represent the total volume donated. If there aren’t cooler badges imaginable, it might be better just to remove the badges entirely (which take up a TON of real estate in the app) and just track volume milestones. Also, the layout of the app doesn’t make much sense. Why, for instance, does the profile page contain “start rapidpass”, but your team is selected on a different page? And why is there a “me” tab within impact when there’s already a profile tab? It seems a better way to organize the app would be with a Profile tab (which contains your history and health data, your blood journey, your team’s rank, your milestones/badges, and your donor card), and then a Book Donation tab (which has RapidPass, the date your next eligible to donate, suggested donation options, etc. One more thing, the notification settings it says I have are wrong. I messaged STOP when I was getting SMS’s from the Red Cross, but the app said that I had sms notifications turned on.
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  • Aug 5, 2020

    By E E
    7/15/2020 update is required to see results of Wuhan virus antibody test. (THIS SHOULD BE SPECIFIED IN THE DESCRIPTION OF WHAT WAS CHANGED IN THIS VERSION, RED CROSS. 🤨) Scheduling a donation appointment via the app is a big time waster because the app shows ALL drives, even if they are full with NO available time slots. ONLY BLOOD DRIVES WITH OPEN DONATION SLOTS SHOULD APPEAR IN RESULTS LIST. Or at very least, specify "drive full" or "2 slots remaining", etc. Fix that, & you'll rate 5 stars.
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  • A nice app, but could use a little more. Oct 7, 2017

    By BloodSprinter
    First off, I LOVE to donate blood, and this is a great app to keep me motivated. It allows you to book appointments, see your donation history, and even earn badges to keep you motivated. The app is very useful. However, it could use more programming to turn a great app to an AMAZING app. First, we need to be able to complete the RapidPass via the app. Second, there needs to be more badges. Third, more connectivity to social media so we can share our pride for giving and hopefully inspire others. And fourth, more interactive tracking of the blood donations. I love knowing where my donation goes! Again, this is a GREAT app already, but wish it had a little more.
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  • Would appreciate iPhone wallet incorporation May 16, 2018

    By TheReddness
    A nicely put together app. I very much appreciate the fact that it DOES NOT play with all the social media platforms. Not everything we do needs to be shared with everyone all the time. Thank you for that. However, what I would like to see is the option to add your donor card to the wallet on iPhones. Sometimes it’s easier just to open up the wallet widget and sort that way than it is to open an app. Plus, donors wouldn’t have to worry with reception issues at a donation center if their cell coverage is sketchy. Just open up the wallet and boom, there’s your donor card. Thank you!
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  • Where’s the “Found Information about Power Red” Badge? Jun 30, 2018

    By Alli kitten
    What’s great: The profile contains a lot of interesting information. The badges are a great, fun way to get people motivated to give! The app opens and functions really well. You can quickly and easily move from page to page. What’s not so great: Accessing information about all the different types of blood donation, requirements, and general blood donation tips and concerns ARE NOT EASY TO FIND. I was curious what a “Power Red” donation was. My friend looked it up on google, read the answer, and I still had not found it in the app. Finally after tunneling through several pages I found a list outlining the different types of donations. This shouldn’t happen. You should be able to access this information from several points. Maybe where it gives you the date when you can next donate (tap the box that has the name of donation method— you’re taken to an information on method. Perhaps being able to access this information from the badges section of the app would be another way to find it.
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  • Not as Described Jun 7, 2018

    By MeblahMeblahMeblah
    It’s been explained to my by Red Cross personnel as all encompassing, however, it falls short in several key areas. Useful for: *my donor card *viewing donation history *viewing upcoming appointment (made online - see below) Not useful for: *Finding nearby drives on certain date range needs more flexibility. *Booking appointments was cumbersome and I gave up (search is clunky, results are limited). I much prefer website functionality. *Badge alerts popped up, however, there isn’t a summary screen where I can view them. I want to see my vampire badge and post it to my social media! It vaporized! Where can I see them? Reps at the drive could not find them either. This could be such a fun, motivating feature if I could see them. *Rapid Pass - I completed it online yet the app didn’t “know” thus prompted me to do it again; there was no synchronization with my account which perplexed me since it “knew” about my appointment... I had to present the email version Rapid Pass. Based on past issues with other Red Cross systems being out of synch, such as phone recruitment within days of a donation, I’m not surprised by the hiccups. However, it does significantly reduce the utility of this app for me and makes it tough to justify the storage space.
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  • Adequate app, when it works Apr 24, 2019

    By CLE donor
    I use the app to schedule platelet appointments, but it is often glitchy and frustrating to use. This particular time, after choosing a day/time/location for donating, the log-in page wouldn’t load no matter what I tried. So I closed the app and started all over again, only to find that the appointment I was trying to schedule HAD been confirmed — even though I hadn’t “logged in” which was described as a required step. Confusing, but typical. The previous time I tried to schedule a same-day appointment. Three time slots were available, but the app wouldn’t confirm any of them so I called the scheduling department and was told (after a lengthy delay) that the staff didn’t want to stay around for the last two open times. So why were they shown on the app???
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  • Good- not great Sep 14, 2019

    By Hy!tun
    I’m a 70 time donor to Red Cross. One of the perplexing things about blood donation is how much time it takes to get ready to donate, then the actual blood draw takes 5 minutes. Rapidpass is a huge improvement, but it relies on ppl telling the truth about travels, sexual activity, etc. Red Cross and the FDA already recognizes this and put blood through intensive lab testing for quality control, so why ask the questions in the first place. Same is true of all the identity monitoring. Why do they need to know one’s name address and birthdate, and repeat it over and over? I finally forced them to stop asking for my SSN which they had insisted they needed. A few bottom lines here: - I don’t trust Red Cross (any more or less than any other outfit) with my info. - ARC should decline to ask for info they don’t need; not having it means they aren’t responsible for safeguarding it. - Given the shortage of blood, ARC and the FDA need to come to grips with the basic notion of how easy it is to not give blood. It’s easier and more convenient to not do it than it is to do it. Given this uphill difficulty to enlist new donors and keep old ones, they need to make it as easy and convenient as possible.
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  • Great App, But... Nov 18, 2018

    By JiselaH
    I love the app. It makes it easy for me to book my appointments, complete my rapid pass and have my donor is ready to go. But I wish it would give me the info I need to prepare for a platelet donation. If newbies were looking to see what they need to do to get ready, they would think it was just like a blood donation because that’s the info they give when you click the “how to prepare for your donation”. Definitely needs to be updated with all the info we need. I know it’s easily accessible on the website, but just the sake for convenience, I think providing the correct information would be beneficial to everyone. Otherwise, I highly recommend this app for you to book your appointments and earn some badges for all the good you do in donating.
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  • Useful for RapidPass only Nov 6, 2019

    By PlanetariumDude
    It’s great for saving time by being able to answer all the questions via RapidPass before going to donate. It could be useful for other things but so much about the app seems off or unnecessary. The digital donor card would be great for me to show a history of BP readings. Unfortunately, it shows only the last three readings, and if you have it show the full history, the only information shown is the type of donation, date, and location (full history of BP, pulse, and hemoglobin IS available on the website). Consistency of information would be good here. The Blood Journey is interesting but would be more so with a little more information and if it were more up to date (right now doesn’t have the info from my donation of over 3 months ago). And although I figured out that the Blood Journey is showing the donations in reverse chronological order, why isn’t the full date (showing the year) displayed? Most other informational features are unnecessary once you’ve donated once or twice, and the badges are lame. I’m a Power Red donor so only need to use this three times a year, so instead of bogging down my phone I use it on my iPad. Only got it for the benefit of seeing the Blood Journey, and have been waiting to see some improvements but have yet to be rewarded. I may just forgo the little information I do get about the Blood Journey (only available through the app) and just go back to using RapidPass on the website.
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  • Aug 10, 2020

    By Tom Hallstrom Jr
    My last Journey still isn't shown. I now understand that Journeys are ONLY shown if you set up appts online. Looks like setting up appts in the Red Cross office means that Journeys are NOT provided. I believe that seeing Journeys would be valuable to motivate future donations. This should be corrected and with today's IT capabilities, could be done quite easily.
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  • Frustrating appointment search. Jul 18, 2020

    By capntang
    Two stars may be a little harsh, but there seems to be a major flaw in the user experience here. When searching for available appointments, there should be an option to “show next available” or “only show available” in the list of locations. As it is, I’m stuck searching through weeks worth of location listings, the vast majority of which show no availability once opened. What’s the sense in listing locations and dates with no availability? Seems as though this app is first and foremost an appointment scheduling tool, and it falls way short in that regard. I’ve been trying for weeks now to set an appointment to donate - just too frustrating to individually sort through endless entries that don’t actually have any availability. On the upside, guess that means lots of people donating these days which can’t be a bad thing!
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  • Unavailable appointments as search results Jul 8, 2020

    By Bad_Bandit
    When searching for an appointment to donate blood, this app asks for date range, time of day and location area. It then searches and returns a list of results. But the results it returns include (or in my case, are exclusively) unavailable days and locations. In other words, when I get search results for a Power Red donation any day over the next 14 days, any time of day, near my location, I tap on each result, and it tells me there are no appointments available for that day and to search again. So what’s the point of searching? Why do search results list unavailable days? If I’m searching for an appointment, why show me all the times that are NOT available? Other than this, as other reviewers have noted, it should be easier to get info on types of donations.
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  • Jul 21, 2020

    By Gabriel L.
    When I click a location to make an appointment it shows me about a wonder woman promotion but when you press the x to close it, it just brings me back to the location rather than proceed with making an appointment.
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  • Aug 3, 2020

    By Chrissy Pendergrass
    It's already hard enough trying to find a blood drive in my area that works with my schedule. When I find one, there are no shown time slots be it weeks in advance or a day or two, and it says I can do a walk-in. Today, I see slots in one I checked before, but all for earlier than current time. I go anyway, and I'm informed despite the disclaimer on the app that they aren't taking walk-ins. For needing blood so bad it sure is hard to give it to them.
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  • Aug 3, 2020

    By GG Me
    SUCKS. They desperately need blood but all appointments on website AND in this app are full, and they aren't taking anymore (I even checked a few many miles away) - This makes zero sense to me!!!! Tried the 800 number a few times to make an appointment and it was impossible to reach a human. Something is so terribly wrong with the entire scheduling process, what an absolute shame.
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  • Aug 4, 2020

    By valerie clark
    It isn't updated with my donations so I have to go back in my calendars to figure it out and the appointment times don't match the emails I receive asking me to join in their site collections. Very frustrating. I have tried uninstalling it then reinstalling the app only to find the exact same problems without any solutions.
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  • Horrible app Jul 29, 2020

    By Fanatic Runner
    I have donated blood and my blood donation isn’t even in the app. I completed the rapid test a few hrs before my appt. it never went through. So when I got the the site I had to re-do it. Why have these features if none of them are going to be filled out or work correctly. My blood donation, appointments, blood type and so on have not been added. I have filled out the section that’s asks if your donations are here and to fill out the information again and it will be updated 24-36 hrs. I did this twice so far. The first time, was 3 days ago. I did it again today. Why ask if the donations are incorrect if the American Red Cross isn’t going to update your information?? I even deleted the app, thinking there was an issue, but, that wasn’t it. We help to save lives because we want too. An app like this can be fun to look at if all the correct info on giving blood is well updated. My husband’s is well filled out, he can see his blood type, when he’s donated, how much he’s donated, and she. His next appt. will be. Me, I have none of that. Hugely disappointed.
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  • Jul 28, 2020

    By Marty Berrey
    The app does not accurately calculate when you are eligible to give. I went to give blood when the app said I could after giving platlets and drove a half hour, did my Rapid Pass at home, only to be denied during the health history. I have given blood over 100 times and platlets a couple times before this experience. I wanted to help because of the emails saying there was a blood emergency. Very disappointed. Gave details of what happened and the app still has not been changed.
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