MacRumors 2024 Blood Drive

MacRumors is pleased to announce our Fifteenth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive, throughout the month of May 2024. Let's save lives together by encouraging donations of blood, platelets, and plasma. While most blood drives are specific to a geographic location, our blood drive is online and worldwide. Anyone can participate.

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Over the past 14 years, MacRumors Blood Drives have recorded donations of 1,305 units of blood, platelets, and plasma, cheered for donors, and celebrated new signups for the organ donor and bone marrow registries. We've heard from hundreds of forum members who donate or whose lives were saved by the donations of strangers.

This year's featured donor is user Neil.gtis, a three-year forum member from England. Neil is a regular donor who has made 98 blood donations to date, and will reach his 100th donation this year. Whether you're a regular donor like Neil.gtis or someone overcoming apprehension to donate for the very first time, we congratulate you.

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How to participate in the MacRumors Blood Drive

  1. If you are an eligible donor (e.g., U.S. eligibility rules), schedule a blood, platelet, or plasma donation (FAQ) at any donation center near you. Post in the MacRumors 2024 Blood Drive! thread to tell us about it. Also post if you register as an organ donor or register for the bone marrow registry (FAQ). We'll add all donors and registrants to our Honor Roll.
  2. If you aren't eligible to donate, such as for medical reasons, please encourage someone else to make a donation, and let us know. If they donate, you'll both be added to our Honor Roll. The FDA has changed the U.S. donor eligibility rules, by removing the blanket ban on MSM donors, so there are more eligible donors than ever before.
  3. Share our message with friends, relatives, and followers. Thank the forum members who post in the MacRumors 2024 Blood Drive! thread.

After the MacRumors Blood Drive ends on May 31, please record your blood, platelet, and plasma donations on our Team MacRumors 2024-2025 page (see instructions). We'll tally your donations and count them for the MacRumors 2025 Blood Drive next May.

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Top Rated Comments

incidentallycheckout Avatar
4 weeks ago
I appreciate every person that donates, you literally save lives.
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Guy Over Here Avatar
4 weeks ago

?Reminder that US blood donation guidelines are unnecessarily discriminatory, severely outdated, and were designed to spread homophobic hysteria surrounding HIV. To this day, sexually active men who have sex with men aren’t allowed to donate, regardless of their HIV status. I won’t tell people not to donate, but I’d encourage everyone to consider the ramifications of supporting the system as it currently exists and whether it aligns with your values. For me, it doesn’t (not that they want my nasty blood anyway, apparently).
All of these things are true, but that's not the fault of the people who desperately need blood. These policies are antiquated and discriminatory, but the organization still provides an essential service.
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Eriamjh1138@DAN Avatar
4 weeks ago
I just donated yesterday. I passed 15 gallons a few years ago. Haven’t checked where I am today.
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jbachandouris Avatar
4 weeks ago
Just did last week.

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ThomasJL Avatar
4 weeks ago
Thank you very much to the MacRumors Blood Drive organizers and to every single person who donates blood. One of my loved ones' lives was saved because of donated blood. I appreciate all of you.
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DeepWebinar Avatar
4 weeks ago
i’d donate regularly but i’m gay ?‍♀️

get on it straights, it’s easy and it saves lives
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