2018 MacRumors Blood Drive

MacRumors is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2018. Our goal is to save lives by increasing the number of life-saving blood and platelet donations. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location, our blood drive is online and worldwide. MacRumors routinely reports on Apple's support for charity, as summarized in our Help Center. The MacRumors Blood Drive is our own community effort.

Over the past eight years, the MacRumors Blood Drives have recorded donations of 470 units of blood, platelets, and plasma, and celebrated new signups for organ donor and bone marrow registries. We've heard from many forum members whose lives were affected by blood, platelet, or bone marrow donations, including those whose lives were saved by strangers.

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How to participate

1. If you are eligible, schedule a blood or platelet donation (see FAQ), in May if possible, at any donation center near you. Then post in the MacRumors 2018 Blood Drive! thread to tell us about it and to accept our thanks. We'd also like to hear from you if you register as an organ donor and/or register for the bone marrow registry (see FAQ).

2. If you aren't eligible to donate blood for reasons of age, health, height/weight, a recent donation, or because you are deferred as a donor, please encourage someone else to make a donation, and let us know. If they donate, you both belong on our Honor Roll! See our Blood donor eligibility thread for news about a change to the deferral policy for gay men in the U.K.

3. Share our message and help this cause by convincing friends and relatives to participate as well. The Honor Roll lists this year's donors. Please congratulate them for their generous acts on behalf of strangers.

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Top Rated Comments

JeffyTheQuik Avatar
41 months ago
Thank you.

I never donated blood until I saw my son, as white as the background on this page, about 5 minutes from death with a ruptured spleen.

Blood donors and the doctors saved his life, and now we all (his brothers, sisters, and I) all donate blood to pay it forward.

I am so grateful to those that did that before that day, and I hope that my blood helps others.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dr.MacGuyver Avatar
41 months ago
Appointment scheduled for May 11th!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yockster Avatar
41 months ago
I wish I could, however, due to who I married and live with I am still banned from donating.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StevieD100 Avatar
41 months ago
I'd love to donate but as a Leukaemia survivor (since 2009) and having had Chemo and lots of blood transfusions, I'm banned from donating.
But without those who did donate the thirty pints of blood that I needed to keep me going until my own immune system rebooted itself, I would not be alive today. So, a big thank you to everyone who donates wherever you are.

I used to donate blood when I worked at DEC. I managed 20 donations over the years.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pete2106 Avatar
41 months ago
Donating platelets is totally worth it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimUSCA Avatar
41 months ago
Going in this week. If you are CMV-, please give at your local bank instead of going to a bloodmobile or bus. They need special bags to use this blood in babies, so if you're one of the few, make it worthwhile.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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