Good for keeping track! 4/5
Easy way to know how many times you've donated and to find new drives!
Love it! Just have some thoughts:
- Make it integrate with the iPhone Health app to track vitals (this is the best means for me to do so..)
- Do team vs. team "sprint" battles to see who can donate the most blood.
Makes Donating Much Easier and Faster 5/5
This App allows you to search every donation time in the area and schedule it right then and there. It also provides great information on the donation process.
Poor but useful 1/5
For repeat donors, like myself, I find the app very useful, but the app is ridiculously difficult to navigate. It is not intuitive, in the least, and a lot of time is wasted navigating to your desired needs.
Super Helpful 5/5
I've been pretty inconsistent with giving blood even though I have always had good experiences doing it and know it's seriously just the right thing to do. This app has made it incredibly easy for me to schedule appointments and is helping me be a more regular donor! I love that it tracks your donation history, tracks your blood donation as it makes its way to a hospital and has a lot of other great information. Now that I can so easily see my personal donation records, I feel motivated to get my donation numbers up and will remember to keep giving blood.
Great App 4/5
By One for life
I just updated the app today so I'm hoping it will work better (I kept getting a blank white screen every time I tried to use it). I wish it had the "free pass" feature. I only learned of this today while donating, but was bummed to find out I couldn't do it from my app. For the most part, great app, I like being able to see my blood's destination.
I love this App! It's so nice to be able to make, change or cancel appointments. It's just great! I would like to see Rapid Pass be available on it.
Add Calendar accessibility 4/5
By Satisfied Ambitious Runner
Great App. It's slick, easy to understand, and great for managing my donation schedule.
But what I really want is for the app to add in my appointment to my iPhone's calendar app. I check my calendar frequently and seeing the appointment there would help me out with my personal schedule.
Keep up the good work!
I love donating blood. I'm O- it's te least I can do. This app makes it so much easier.
Needs the rapid pass on it
I'm 16 and I live in New York. I have donated before, yet it says I'm too young to sign up. Very disappointed.
Love it 5/5
By Green castle
Awesome for scheduling and rescheduling appointments; much easier than by phone or online.
Good app...but could be great 3/5
By Mister DT
Biggest shortcoming and opportunity for improvement is the absence of the "rapid pass" pre-donation screening tool within the app. Having this feature will expedite the donation process making Red Cross employees more efficient and saving the donor some time.
Having said that, I like the appointment management feature - very helpful! Also, this app has helped motivate me to remain active in my blood donations.
Good but 4/5
Nice app. Would be nice to have link and/or way to do the RapidPass via the app.
Great way to keep track of and schedule donations 5/5
I like that the app lets me know when I am eligible to donate again
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!