The American Red Cross Blood Donor App puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. Donating blood, platelets and AB Plasma is easier than ever. Find nearby Red Cross blood drives, schedule appointments, 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, platelets, and AB Plasma) 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
• 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
For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Good app, but could really use HealthKit integration and more creative badges.
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.
Useful for RapidPass only
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.
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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.