American Red Cross Blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time.

Rapid Pass streamlines the donor experience by allowing donors to complete pre-donation reading and health history questions online from the convenience of a computer at home or work. It became available to donors locally on July 13 and is expected to reduce the time donors with a RapidPass spend at blood drives by up to 15 minutes.

To get a Rapid Pass on the day of a blood donation, visit, complete all the questions, then print the RapidPass or show it on a mobile device when you come in to donate.

You can make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit

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