I’m not eligible.If you can’t give blood for local patients, you can probably donate for research. It’s like buying a record instead of seeing a live show: your contribution could help over and over again.
Can’t you make that in a lab?You can’t manufacture talent and you can’t manufacture blood: there’s no substitute.
I’m afraid of needles.If we told you “Led Zeppelin is touring,” what would you do? You’d pinch yourself. That’s all you feel when you give blood: a slight pinch when the needle goes in. PS: Trypanophobia would be a good band name.
I hear it hurts.There’s a reason no one writes songs about donating blood: Love hurts, giving blood does not.
I don’t eat meat.Hail seitan! As long as you’re getting enough iron in your vegetarian or vegan diet, you can donate. That’s metal.
I partake in legal weed.Cannabis use won’t hurt your chances of donating -- just save it for after your appointment. Far out.
I don’t have time.It takes just four chords to write a hit song and only one hour to give blood. Simple. Beautiful.
I just got my COVID shot.The COVID-19 vaccine saves lives and won’t stop you from doing the same. There’s no wait to donate after you inoculate. Vax on!
There isn’t really a need.Without donated blood, a quartet becomes a trio: one out of every four Americans will need a blood transfusion in our lifetimes.
Once is enough.You can donate every 56 days. Get into the rhythm.
You don’t need my blood type.It takes all instruments to perform a symphony, and it takes all blood types to save lives in perfect harmony.
I travelled outside the US recently.We’re jealous! Most popular travel destinations won’t impact your ability to give blood, and our clinical specialists can set the record straight.
I have tattoos or piercings.Tattoos have become mainstream, and most won’t impact your bloodstream. If your body art was done in a licensed shop locally or in one of 40 other approved states, there’s no wait to donate. For everything else, it’s three months. You’ve probably waited longer to see a show!