Blood Donor by American Red Cross App Reviews

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Awesome App

Pretty pleased with the app. It seems pretty easy to maneuver.

Fast and Easy!

Really love using this app - its helpful to see everything in one place. I would suggest adding RapidPass to the app though!

Let 16 year olds use it!!!

After donating blood at my schools blood drive, I got a letter with my donor card and telling me about the app. I got really excited because I thought Id be able to track my donation, but when I put in my birthday it said I couldnt donate because I was too young and would need my parents consent. Obviously, I already donated and got consent, and I dont see any way I can make an account without lying about my age, which I dont want to do. There should be some way to tell the app that youve already donated or something, so people like me arent just banned from using the app.

Excellent App that has Potential

Love this app! I love the details I get for each appointment and how it synchronizes with everything else, like my calendar. I do wish, however, that we could mark our eligibility on it so that Red Cross could see. For example, Im pregnant now, so I cant donate for quite some time. I wish there were an option to check that. That way Red Cross doesnt need to waste time in contacting me. I do love the rapid pass and that the card can be scanned from our phone. Great app! Runs smoothly too. Very organized.

Easy to use!

This app makes it so easy to schedule an appointment and track my history of donations! Definitely worth using, whether you are a frequent or infrequent donor.

Helpful as far as it goes but would like improvements

Features Id love to see (in no particular order): 1) As others have mentioned, incorporate RapidPass. At a minimum provide a link directly from a scheduled donation in the app to the standard web page; better yet, develop a mobile version of the questions that can be answered from within the app. (And while youre working in that area, put the multiple resulting bar codes on separate "pages" and click or swipe to go through them. Personnel have to keep trying to cover up barcodes to target the one they are trying to scan.) 2) Provide a link within the appointment record to "add to calendar". Currently this option is offered when the appointment is first scheduled but if you miss it, there isnt a way to go back later and add it. 3) Design the iOS version to reorient when the device is turned. Apps that assume theyll only be viewed in "vertical" orientation are really annoying when using a device in a holder (like an iPad mini horizontally). 4) Widen the blood drive search parameters to make it easier for me to immediately schedule my next donation as soon as I complete one. I often have to wait several weeks before I can easily search for my next possible location, which means Im not donating quite as often over time as I would/could have. 5) Support setting up notifications so that if I dont yet have a donation set up soon after my next eligible date, I can be alerted when drives get scheduled within x miles of a stated location. Distinguish between opportunities at fixed donation centers versus "drives." 6) Let me reschedule if a donation opportunity becomes available that works better for me than one I already have booked. Starting from the existing appointment, offer a "change appointment" function that includes canceling the existing reservation if a new one is selected.

Good app

I would like RapidPass integrated into this app. I would also like to schedule my next appointment in this app while I am waiting out my 15 minutes. (apparently I have to wait at least 24 hours before the systems sync). All in all, this is a great app.

Rapid Pass

I would like to be able to access Rapid Pass via "Blood Donor by American Red Cross" app.

Disappointing

So I downloaded the app and it didnt add all my info correctly. I had to call for them to sync the ap to my account. I made an appointment to give blood. While there the barcode didnt scan during sign in, neither did it scan during the vitals check. Both times my ID had to be typed in which left room for errors. I was hoping to see my blood journey but nope that wasnt working either. And now 2 weeks later the app hasnt updated the total number of units I have donated. There is lots of room for improvement.

Great app. Easy to use.

It really encourages me to schedule and go to my next appointment. The map and date filters are key.

Great App Needs Improvement

Should use info given at each donation to track all donations so that your info in the app is accurate because I have donated countless times and it only shows one donation. Like track by last four of social?

Good idea but crashes and errors exist

Feeling numb about the Orlando massacre, I wanted to give blood today, Sunday. The app worked well for making that happen. But the app crashed twice and also has clearly wrong information: says men have to weigh at least 130 and women 150 -- clearly that info has to be wrong

So easy

Such a great app, really easy to book an appointment. Love it!

Ughh...

I am 16 years old and have donated blood before through the Red Cross, when I relieved my donor card I went to create an account after downloading the app and it wont let me because Im not 17.

Great App! Very user friendly

I just downloaded the American Red Cross blood donor app. I am a regular donor and always struggled to set up my appointments and reminders. With the app I was able to make my appointment and set up a calendar reminder in no time! I love the convenience as well as the wealth of information that can be found on the app!

Great App

It provides a lot of details and is reliable.

Giving

Awesome way to keep up with donations!

Awesome awesome awesome.

I love this app. Tracking my donations, letting me know when I can donate next, scheduling appointments, even adding that appointment to my calendar. Just a wonder, especially with the difficulties I have had with their website in the past. Very well done. UPDATE: it would be very cool for rapid pass to be available on app

Official Red Cross app

Be careful if you are now shopping for a blood donating app and you are American. I went to the App Store for iPhone and this app wasnt even in the list of what is available. I had to go to the Red Cross website to get it. This is a good app for blood donors who donate on a regular basis. It keeps track of when you are eligible to give again and where your blood went. It gives you a list of places to choose in your area and even sends your appointment to your calendar for you. The thing it doesnt have is rapid pass, it just has a good list of requirements to read before but doesnt give you the barcode.thats not a big deal though.

Request!

I just started using the Teams feature... Which is very cool as it allows me to use my natural cheerleader tendencies via FaceBook! Is it possible to include a message board feature for each team? Could be cool for issuing kudos, incentivizing, planning coordinated donation appointments, etc... Pleeeeease?! :)

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