The American Red Cross recently
launched our Missing Types Campaign
to raise awareness of the need for new blood donors – and those who haven’t
given in a while – to donate and help ensure lifesaving blood is available for
patients in need. During the campaign, A’s, B’s and O’s – representing the main
blood groups – have gone missing from signage, websites, social media and other
public-facing platforms to illustrate the critical role every blood donor
If you’ve never donated before or haven’t in a while, now is the time to make
an appointment to give.
The Red Cross has the following simple tips to get you ready for a
successful donation experience:
an appointment that’s convenient for your schedule.
* Hydrate – drink plenty of water.
* Eat a healthy meal including
* Visit our RapidPass
webpage to complete your pass online before going to your donation center. Completing a RapidPass will speed up the
donation process when you arrive.
* Relax and remember you’re helping
Give your confidence a boost by
Cross pros share their tips to prepare. You can do this!
Red Cross blood donor and join the #MissingType movement?
a friend or family member to roll up a sleeve too.
* Take a photo with a selfie sign and post
it to your social media along with the message “I am the #MissingType.”
* Write out your name with the
A’s, B’s and O’s missing on the blank selfie sign and
take a photo with it. (Underscores are recommended. Example: _meric_n Red
* Share your selfies on your social media and
be sure to use the hashtag #MissingType.
Remember, without A, B and O, we
can’t save anybody.