Halfway useful 1/5
The scheduling is crashing the app when trying to view locations and book an appointment.
Love it! 5/5
By Hollie H.
I absolutely love this app! As a first time blood donor, I was intrigued when I found out there was an app. I was excited to get my blood donor I.D. Card as well as finding out my blood type. I asked one of the workers what I had to do to get my card and she referred to this app. She said it doesn't take as long for my stuff to get processed on here and that I would know my results sooner if I got the app. Within a week or two my results were posted. I love that it logged the donation site in for me. I haven't ran into any problem yet. I think the app is great and an easy way to keep yourself organized. I do believe it should keep a record of ALL donations and not just your last 30 just because I'd like to look back and know where I went and all. Overall, I love the app!
Needs improvement 3/5
There is still no way to pre-register the day of donation using a mobile device, inconvenient for those of us who do not use a computer.
Not sure where else to post suggestions, so... It would be great if I could enter blood donations to other organizations in the app and have the date I can next donate get updated to reflect that donation. Not all organizations have an app like this and since the main goal is helping people, why not make it easier for the donors to keep track of donations regardless of the organization collecting the donation?
It's okay-ish. 3/5
Maybe not fair that I'm reviewing based on what I would like it to do rather than what it does, but it just doesn't do much that I find useful. (The only really useful things it does is double as my donor card, and let me schedule appointments. And I don't schedule appointments.)
A couple of things that would be useful:
• I would like to be able to answer the pre-donation questions while I'm sitting around waiting to be taken back. I know there is the rapid pass thing, but I can't seem to make that work. Maybe I need an appointment? Why? I'm there about to donate.
• I would like to access more detail in my history of donations. What was my weight, pulse, & blood pressure. (Not that they actually check my pulse. Most just put down an average number. But that is not an issue with the app...)
• The survey could be a little more detailed. Currently it asks me to rate my experience with emoticons, so either I'm happy, sad, or meh.
Rapid pass update 1/5
Include an option to complete Rapid Pass prior to an appointment or this app is garbage with limited functionality.
Best blood related app I have 4/5
Great for scheduling donations & in my case, tracking down blood drives so I can give "power reds" (or whatever they call it now) since my local facilities aren't set up for it. Wish the app was more functional. I'd like to be able to recognize staff members & wish calling wasn't the only way to get something corrected. Why do I need anything corrected? I expected it to be a little more specific to the user since the Red Cross carries my info. Sometimes depending on how I search, it says I'm able to give blood when I know I'm not. Great for keeping up with my donation card since I never got one. All in all it serves its purpose for a free app.
Can't log in 1/5
Keeps crashing 1/5
By Jen in PDX
It won't let me schedule and appointment and I just get an error message, "There was a problem/bad request"
Convenient to schedule appointments 4/5
Seriously would love the convenience of filling out rapid pass on iPhone... but the app is great for scheduling/or canceling blood donation appointments. And I love the convenience of having my Blood Donor card on my iPhone.
Easy to navigate 5/5
The app is extremely easy to navigate. Everything is right there: blood type, the last time you donated, when you are eligible to donate next, all of your stats from the previous donations, and it gives you all of the locations close to you that are having drives.
Great App 4/5
By Lar 125
This app makes things so much easier to donate blood. It takes out the hassle of scheduling and tracking. One issue occurs in the "14 day out" scheduling. It won't allow the option without some type of code.
Great App, love the ease and convenience!! 4/5
Great app and I appreciate the ease and convenience. It makes it so easy to schedule appointments and find close blood drives. This app would definitely be a 5 Star if the Rapid pass could be access!! So please add the Rapid Pass to the App :)
Makes donations so easy 5/5
By Supernatural witch
This makes giving blood and becoming an organ donor simple and fast. Within minutes and a few clicks you can save a life!!
App easy to use 5/5
By Donatedforfirst time
Very straightforward and helpful
Great App 5/5
Ultra convenient, everything is in one place, and it stops all the phone calls...😉
Love it 5/5
By Duchess of Grace
I love this app. It is great for scheduling appointments, and knowing when my next time to donate is.
Great app 5/5
I think this app is great. It's saved me countless times now when I have forgot my ID.
Slow Update 1/5
Never find a drive on the app. Journey doesn't work and I agree there should be staff reviews/rating. Disappointed in this app.
Works like a charm!!! 5/5
This makes the donation process even easier!
I love this App! 4/5
By Purple heels
I can find everything except the explanation of what the power Red is. I had to google it. Still great!
Could use an update and increase in functionality 3/5
Rapid pass access would be great.
Blood journey hasn't updated or worked since October 2016. It was a cool feature.
Survey function is pretty useless.
This app could be great! I feel like my comments have fallen on deaf ears. I only get responses when I send emails.
Would love to be able to rate staff also. I've had some very good interactions with them and would love to be able to recognize them!!!
After the update I still can't get on the app. It's not coming up
Love the app! 5/5
I do have a question how long does it take to update. I like to schedule my appointment for my next visit as soon as I finished but it seems to take a while to update.
Make appointments easier 3/5
I use the app to schedule my appointments. This is very difficult. It wants to schedule my appointments too early. This needs to be rewritten. I will be deleting this app until then. I will call for my appointments.
Helpful, but… 4/5
Please fix the crash involving joining teams. I've tried to join my local church's blood donor team but every time I select 'join' it opts me out of the team and puts me in a more popular group such as a university's. I assume that the app is supposed to put you in a stateam until you join one but even after
Functional, easy to use 5/5
This app provides all I need to give blood with the Red Cross including scheduling, directions to the site, and a digital donor card.
16 with Consent? 2/5
By SLP 4 kids
I just donated, and I had parental consent. I tried to sign up for the app but it wouldn't let me because it said I needed to be 17.
App has potential to do everything you need 3/5
Except teams don't work, when trying to create or join a team it will randomly select any team and put you on it, no matter what you do.
Other bugs come with the app but you can get around them by closing and reopening.
Great app 4/5
By Jake Manzo
However when it comes to teams it won't work. I click my team and it puts me in some other team
Nice, but lots of annoying bugs 3/5
The app usually works fine with the info parts, like blood data and scheduling. However, the rewards and team features need work. Whenever I hit redeem rewards, it says thanks, but doesn't give me any codes or anything so the rewards thing is currently useless. Team part keeps glitching, switching me to teams I'm not on, and then not letting me join my own team.
TL;DR: Nice blood info, extra features too glitchy to work, needs to be updated more often.
Does what I want 5/5
By Neil Faiman
It has all the useful parts of the Red Cross Blood web site, but much easier to use. Scheduling is easy. I just had to cancel an appointment, and it took about three clicks. The donation history with medical details is great — now if they could just coordinate with the Health app.
Great app and cause 5/5
Well done! Very user friendly!
Sixteen Year-Old Donors?? 1/5
By <3 :-) 0_o
I am a sixteen year old blood donor in tennessee, but the app will
not let me make an account (even though i have my donor card and have already given blood). it's very sad!
Give for Life 5/5
By The rate'r
Great App ! Great Organization !
I wish I didn't update! BUGS, BUGS, BUGS! 1/5
By MD RE Agent
This app was great. Then they updated it. Donation history is wrong. I created a team but was removed when I updated. I tried selecting the team but it adds me to a team I didn't select. Donation history is not correct. Blood journey and rewards don't work.
Getting there 3/5
The app is great in listing locations to donate and having the ability to schedule. The life time tracking of your donation is not "life time." It only showed the last year where I have been giving for 20 yrs. It would be fun to know the true life donations. Also, it would be nice to know when your next eligible donation date. You could quickly look to see if you are eligible and go forward with the scheduling in the app.
Glitches, glitches and more glitches 1/5
I've read other reviews and it seemed like everyone had an easy time with scheduling appointments, so I thought I would give it a try. I don't know why this happens but EVERYTIME I try to schedule an appointment on the app it ALWAYS says "there was a problem bad request". I've tried resetting my phone and the app yet this still shows up. It's kind of frustrating to not be able to schedule an easy appt like what other reviews say. It's also kind of disappointing when you're a universal donor and would love to help others out by donating your much needed blood, but this app makes it 10x more complicated to do so.
Red Cross 5/5
Great information offered on this free app!
Team Association isn't working 2/5
By Team Player feature broken
Someone needs to go into the service or backend and figure out where the mobile app connects to and run some regression tests. My previous team doesn't display and when I try to leave the I correctly associated team, it saves me in another team. Gamification needs some work.
Seamlessly Useful! 5/5
I urge anyone even thinking about giving blood with the Red Cross to get this app. It was super simple to use and to schedule an appointment! It took 3 minutes to schedule an appointment and find a donation center nearest you.
Also it will tell you certain statistics on your blood and donation history such as blood type and how many units you donated and when. GET THIS APP!
Love this app! 5/5
Having all your info handy is nice, but the follow your blood journey is a really cool feature!
Three key problems 1/5
1. I can't join a team of my choosing. There are three with whom i would choose to be affiliated, and every time I try to select one, it puts me in Scentsy or some other equally unrelated and bewildering team.
2. The "Rewards" are a gimmicky coupon section that's got pretty standard discounts available to anyone through RetailMeNot. This wouldn't be a deal breaker were it not for problems one and three.
3. I can't use RapidPass through this app. It makes me question the purpose of the app aside from ego stroking and appointment making, both of which I can do through the Red Cross mobile site. If the apheresis techs tell me they can read the bar code off my photo of my donor card just as easily as from the interface, this app will be going away asap.
Crappy service with terrible awards 1/5
By The not-lone wanderer
Half of the blood drives on here don't even exist. I show up and there's no one there with no trace of a blood drive. And the "rewards"...You won't use 99% of them and even though i've attempted to redeem them i don't get an email or anything with a code or something to let me use the discount code. I've also been promised twice to get a $5 amazon.com certificate but never got one. I'm in the military so i'll just donate blood with the military but for someone else looking to make a difference i don't know. This app is a waste of time
Great app for donors 4/5
Near flawless minus no option for Rapid Pass.. with it 5 stars without question! 💪🏽💉
Such a fun app besides the team issues.. 4/5
By Candi K.
I LOVE this app! Normally I'd give it 5 stars - I'm a frequent donor and love how easy it is to schedule appointments, track where my blood is going, etc. My one complaint however is the fact that I can't choose my team. I used to be on the team of my choice but due to bugs, the app switches my "team" constantly. I hope this gets fixed soon!
It won't let me schedule a platelet donation more than 14 days in advance.
Well designed! 5/5
Haven't used the app for too long, but the layout is simple and easy on the eyes. Easy to navigate, smart, and quick access to info. Love it! Quick pass comparability would be nice (unless I missed it)
Fix the team feature 5/5
By Bob the chair
Great app but the team feature is completely broken and you can't even make teams. Please fix