Blood Transfusion and Donation

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More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website,

Understanding Your Lab Test Results

Anemia in People With Cancer

Can I Donate My Organs If I’ve Had Cancer?

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

American Red Cross
Toll-free number: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

    Provides a locator service to find the Red Cross chapter or Blood Services region that serves you. A direct website for information on blood donation is

America’s Blood Centers
Toll-free number: 1-888-US-BLOOD (1-888-872-5663)

    Has a listing of local ABC centers for donating blood; the website also offers general information about blood, blood donation, and blood use.

AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
Telephone: 301-907-6977
Web site:

    Sets standards, inspects, and accredits blood collection and transfusion facilities. The AABB website has a blood bank locator, and general information on blood, blood product donation, and transfusions.

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

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Last Medical Review: 10/07/2013
Last Revised: 10/07/2013