Many generous Americans nationwide have been donating blood since the terrorist attacks September 11 to ensure a sustained and secure blood supply for all Americans. Together with the Red Cross, these blood heroes are ensuring that the safest possible blood is readily available whenever and wherever needed - for the military, for other blood centers in America and for all 5,000 of America's hospitals.
We all expect blood to be there for us, but barely a fraction of those who can give do. Yet sooner or later, virtually all of us will face a time of great vulnerability in which we will need blood. And that time is all too often unexpected. From its beginning, the American Red Cross has formed a community of service, of generous, strong and decent people bound by beliefs beyond themselves. The honor, spirit and resources of the American people comes forth with neighbors helping neighbors in need - during earthquakes, floods, fires, storms - and also for the deeply personal and often quiet disasters that require a gift of blood.
To schedule a blood donation, call the Rhode Island Blood Center at 1-800-283-8385.
You may also visit or call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).

Did you know that just one tissue donor can potentially benefit as many as 50 people? It's true. When you sign on to become a donor, your generous gift could bring many people new life.
Thanks to people like you, 600,000 lives have been enhanced since the establishment of American Red Cross Tissue Services in 1982. However, the need for tissue continues to grow, and tissue such as skin for burn patients and certain sizes of heart valves for cardiac patients is in high demand.
We need your help.
Becoming a tissue donor is simple, two-step process. First, sign a donor card or driver's license; second, share your decision with your family, because next of kin is always asked for consent. There is no cost to you or your family. All costs related to tissue donation are paid for by the agency recovering the tissue.
CLICK HERE to learn more about how you can help.
To schedule a tissue donation, call the Rhode Island Blood Center at 1-800-283-8385.

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