American Red Cross Offers 4-Month Apple Music Trial for Blood Donors

To alleviate a severe blood shortage, the American Red Cross has teamed up with Apple to offer a 4-month Apple Music trial to those who donate blood, platelets, or plasma during the month of August.

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Blood donors will need to donate blood from August 1 to August 31 to get the free 4-month Apple Music special, which will be delivered by email. The trial is limited to new ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers who have not tried the service yet.

Those who donate before August 15 will also be entered to win a VIP journey to the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee.

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Appointments to donate blood can be made through the Red Cross website.

(Thanks, Phil!)

Top Rated Comments

Khedron Avatar
13 months ago
I thought this was a great idea.

Then I noticed it’s only for people who haven’t had a trial.

So actually it means absolutely nothing since Apple is already offering these 4 months to anyone. I got an advert yesterday but it was no use since I’ve used a previous trial.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nimbusthegreat Avatar
13 months ago

I used to donate all the time when they’d come to our high school and college and everything. But sadly, they won’t accept my blood even though im
Married and in a monogamous marriage. It just happens to be to another man.

oh well, maybe someday. If they’d open it up, I’d donate each chance I could.
I was coming here to make this very point. The discrimination against gay men is still going and frankly, offensive. All blood is tested. HIV isn’t a gay disease and their continued rhetoric defending this discriminatory policy is ridiculous. Apple should use their power to put an end to this practice.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleFan91 Avatar
13 months ago
I used to donate all the time when they’d come to our high school and college and everything. But sadly, they won’t accept my blood even though im
Married and in a monogamous marriage. It just happens to be to another man.

oh well, maybe someday. If they’d open it up, I’d donate each chance I could.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hlfway2anywhere Avatar
13 months ago

Do you have a link? Here is a link describing the 3-month offer for new users which can be extended to a 4-month offer for any US military with an ID.me number. ('https://9to5mac.com/2021/07/13/apple-music-offering-up-to-four-months-free-for-us-military-and-veterans/') I believe the 4-month offer to all Red Cross blood donors is a new thing.



Donating now is a great idea -- even if no incentives are available to you personally. ? Supplies are at critical levels in many parts of the country. A friend recently noted that SoCal is giving only half-transfusions to people who need transfusions. We can address this shortage. Besides getting vaccinated and practicing distancing/masking protocols, this is a specific thing we can do to assist in this health crisis.

Even if you have burned out your free offers, your non-technical Apple users may still have them available. Please let them know that the Red Cross is hurting. Thanks!
Too bad for them, they don’t want my gay blood.
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Khedron Avatar
13 months ago

All I got was a cookie.
There are blockers for that
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Khedron Avatar
13 months ago

Really? I just signed up for AM yesterday and Apple offered only a 3 month trial.
Yeah I was excited for a moment. It’s only at the last stage that Apple says oh you’ve had a trial before so we’ll start charging your card immediately.

So this campaign is just Apple exploiting a problem for free advertising and karma.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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