Find a Donor Location
In 2021, The Heart of Gold Sickle Cell Foundation of Northern Virginia partnered with the Red Cross to encourage diversity in blood donations to help sickle cell patients. Sickle cell patients often rely on regular blood transfusions from blood donors of a similar race or ethnicity.
In America today, less than twenty percent of all blood donations come from minority donors, a percentage that must increase to meet patient needs. This is a critical time for more people to become life-long donors to ensure we have a blood supply that is as diverse as the country that depends on it
Please visit redcrossblood.org and find a blood donor location near you.
This site is designed to support, not replace the patient-physician relationship. Patients should always check with their doctors before making any changes in their medication or treatment
This website is a collaboration between the Heart of Gold Sickle Cell Foundation of Northern Virginia, INC. through a grant from the State of Virginia.
Funding provided by a grant from the Virginia Department of Health.