The American Red Cross Blood Donor App puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. Donating blood and platelets is easier than ever. Find nearby Red Cross blood drives, schedule appointments, earn rewards from premier retailers, follow your blood’s journey from donation through delivery (when possible), and create or join a lifesaving team and track its impact on a national leaderboard.
• Find local blood drives and donation centers quickly and easily
• Convenient, easy appointment scheduling and rescheduling
• Receive appointment reminders
• Complete RapidPass
• Manage contact preferences
• Keep track of your blood donations (whole blood, double red cells, and platelets) to see your impact
• Get geo-targeted blood shortage alerts let you know if your blood type is needed in your area
• Snap a selfie during your blood donation and share it through social media
• Claim rewards from participating retailers for giving blood or platelets
• Track your blood donation from donation through delivery (when possible)
• Join or create a lifesaving team, recruit other blood donors and view rankings on a national leaderboard
• Earn unique badges to proudly share your achievements via social media, text, or email
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Where’s the “Found Information about Power Red” Badge?
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.
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.
Not as Described
It’s been explained to my by Red Cross personnel as all encompassing, however, it falls short in several key areas.
*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.
- American Red Cross
- 46 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- Copyright ©2018 The American National Red Cross
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.