“I love being able to donate blood. It’s my very special gift to those in need. My blood is very common and very rare at the same time. Less than one-half of 1 percent of the world’s population has the same blood that I do, but I am also C+ so many people can receive it. It is so wonderful to be able to donate such a valuable gift.
When I donate, I can chat with others who feel the same as I do, and with the people at the American Red Cross who make donating so quick and easy. I can look up drawings and pre-register, and I can do the Rapid Pass online, too. I have donated more than eight gallons so far, and I have more to give. I encourage everyone to try donating and giving the gift of life and love.”
— Montana volunteer Alice Klundt
To learn more about the rare blood donor program, visit www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/rare-donors.