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American Red Cross Says: Check Out RapidPass!

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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2015 3:05 pm

The American Red Cross is excited to introduce RapidPass, a new tool that allows blood donors to help save lives in less time. RapidPass offers donors a way to complete their pre-reading and donation questions online from the comfort and privacy of their home or office; reducing the time they spend at the blood drive by up to 15 minutes. That means happier donors!

RapidPass will be available in beginning July 27th. Blood donors at blood drives on or after July 27th can take advantage of this exciting new tool. Donors will be asked to try RapidPass in their appointment reminders and through other Red Cross contacts, but a personal ask from you is even better.

It’s simple! Your donors just:

1. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass

2. Read the information

3. Answer the questions

4. Print the pass or email it to themselves

Important things to know!

• RapidPass cannot be completed prior to the date of the drive.

• Donors must complete the steps to redeem their pass on the day they donate.

• Donors who do not bring the printed pass with them to their donation or cannot show it on a mobile device will be asked to complete the questions again.

• RapidPass does not take the place of scheduling an appointment.

• Please encourage your donors to schedule their appointments in the same way they have done in the past.

• RapidPass may result in greater participation at your blood drive, since the donors have committed time to their donation before they come to your blood drive.

Your area is one of the first to use this exciting new system. We ask you to encourage as many donors as possible to give RapidPass a try. It will benefit you and your donors, and also help us gain valuable knowledge as we look to rollout RapidPass nationwide. Your feedback will help us improve our processes and is so important to us.

Saving lives is important and everyone’s time is valuable. Make the most of it with RapidPass.

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