Great app for those that like to help! 5/5
By Clint dd
I really like the app, and to help others as well. This app makes it easy to both.
Plasma donation 4/5
The app is great but I wish I could schedule an appointment for plasma donation through the app instead of needing to call.
Good, but ... 3/5
The blood journey part of the app is not working. I always found that part cool- to know which hospital my blood went to. Hope this gets fixed.
Otherwise great app, very useful for booking appointments. Glad the rapid pass link is now in the app as well.
All in One App 4/5
Love that it has everything you need in one spot and easy to use.
Not user friendly 1/5
Tried using password it would not accept so tried to get a temp password. It opened to the web site but unable to crest a new password. Just gave the usual info on blood donations. So have no new password!!!!!!
Could be better 2/5
I like that I can access my donor card and make appointments online. I don't like the useless badges and impact tabs. I don't like that you can't complete your RapidPass through the app with QR code, ready for when you go in to donate. The worst part is that the blood journey is bugged, and I can't see more details of what stage my donation is in.
Love this app 5/5
I love donating my blood. Specially because it has gone to John Hopkins and my girlfriend is getting surgery there in a month. Friendly app easy to use
Blood app 4/5
I like this app because I can schedule appoints and complete the rapid pass in the app. I can keep track of my donations. However, the blood journey section of the app has not been working completely lately. It used to tell you what each step meant and where the blood was sent when it reached step 5.
...what the heck 1/5
By What the heck r u seirios!!!???!!!
The latest update killed it for me. Nothing loads
Fix the date selection in this app!!! 1/5
First I give blood all the time however, when I want to schedule a donation on a date I select the app does not allow it. This renders the app absolutely useless. I don’t want you to tell me when to give, I want to tell you when I am available to give.
Great App 5/5
It makes it so much easier to do your rapid pass on the app now. All the info is now there for you. Thank You
Blood donation 5/5
18 years ago just a few weeks after I had my last daughter, I began to hemorrhage really badly. When the ambulance arrived , and the EMT’s were assessing my situation, I remember hearing one of them say that I needed a blood transfusion right away. They said that I was in dire need of a blood transfusion to save my life. I praise God and will forever be thankful and grateful that someone chose to donate blood so that it was there when I was the one in need. Donating our Blood, Platelets and Plasma is a very important and honorable thing that each of us can do for others , as well as ourselves. We have no way of knowing that we may very well end up being the one that needs a blood transfusion at some point in our lives. So if we are physically and medically able, I truly believe that it is our duty to donate blood products that can and does help save peoples lives.
Not as Described 3/5
It’s been explained to my by Red Cross personnel as all encompassing, however, it falls short in several key areas.
*my donor card
*viewing donation history
*viewing upcoming appointment (made online - see below)
Not useful for:
*Finding nearby drives on certain date range needs more flexibility.
*Booking appointments was cumbersome and I gave up (search is clunky, results are limited). I much prefer website functionality.
*Badge alerts popped up, however, there isn’t a summary screen where I can view them. I want to see my vampire badge and post it to my social media! It vaporized! Where can I see them? Reps at the drive could not find them either. This could be such a fun, motivating feature if I could see them.
*Rapid Pass - I completed it online yet the app didn’t “know” thus prompted me to do it again; there was no synchronization with my account which perplexed me since it “knew” about my appointment... I had to present the email version Rapid Pass.
Based on past issues with other Red Cross systems being out of synch, such as phone recruitment within days of a donation, I’m not surprised by the hiccups. However, it does significantly reduce the utility of this app for me and makes it tough to justify the storage space.
Can’t update my name or see the progress of my blood stages after donation 1/5
I have recently gotten married and I wanted to update my last name and it will not allow me to do so. I even went and donated blood on June 2 in the nurse took it and said everything will be updated and I still check today and nothing is updated. I even tried to update my last name on the main page on the Internet not through a phone app and still not let me update my last name. Also I want to track to see the stages of my blood donation and every time I click on it, it goes to a page that is blank. Even previous donations it doesn’t show where the blood ended up at its just all blank. Also I did sign up to do the blood donation through the app and on the website it says we are supposed to get a five dollar Amazon gift card and I have yet to receive anything to claim that gift card. You might want to have text look into this issue on this app. Everything was literally fine before June 1. I hope this gets corrected soon.
I've been using the app since it came out. It's always been very user-friendly, with a great design. At first the June 2018 update seemed buggy, but now it's working well and as easy to use and convenient for scheduling blood donations. I particularly like being able to complete Rapid Pass on the app before my appointments!
blood journey broke but love the app 5/5
latest patch broke blood journey
I haven’t reviewed any app, but I want to support American Red Cross. The app was so useful to me, and I will continue using it
Pay it forward 5/5
Thank you for developing this app & getting it to be interactive and up to speed. I am hoping the appointments can be connected to the calendar, posting to Facebook and there can be an area to list medications in future application updates. The rapid pass could also ask questions with previous answers in mind. (ie. any changes since last donation? If I answered ‘no’ to questions about the 1980’s- I can never answer ‘yes’. Of course, this will have to change when time travel is invented.). Other than that- I love it and am proud & honored to give with or without an app.
Hey tech support 1/5
Can’t log in.
Totally not recognizing my info, it’s not me it’s you.
Pretty good - could take better advantage of iPhone features 4/5
Pretty good. Lets you book appointments, see your upcoming appointment, complete rapidpass, and more.
Two features would improve the app:
- login via touchID. It’s more secure, faster, and you don’t have to remember your password.
- add rapidpass to Apple wallet. Then have it show up on the lock screen when you get to your appointment.
Tough to schedule 3/5
Trying to schedule your next appt is tough while in Bank. Will only schedule in next 14 day period. Optimal would be ability to schedule dates 2-3 donations ahead for regular donors. Would also be good to track applicable measurement that are taken like blood pressure, pulse, iron level since it is taken at donation.
Still glitch-y but useful 4/5
They are still working out the bugs, but it’s getting better. I like the ease of doing Rapid Pass and having my donor card in the app. Scheduling an appointment is still a bit of a pain, but I’m hoping they’ll address that issue soon. I also like being able to track my donation.
Great app! 4/5
Easy to use app with nice reminders to keep me continuously donating.
Excellent apt 5/5
I totally think that the Red Cross app is awesome! It helps remind you of your upcoming appointments for your upcoming blood donation! And you can also track to see what hospital your blood gets delivered to! I rated the app 5 stars because they are very helpful. If you have any concerns during which you are needing help just let them know! The volunteers are very nice and knows how to help you if you are new at donating blood.
Not user friendly in any way 1/5
By Ohio Holly
I wasted a lot of time trying to do rapidpass and won’t do it again.
It tells you that all those separate documents you have to read will open in anew window. They don’t. So each time . You have to go back and start over. There are several of these things to read so it was a real time waster. When I finally got through the 45 personal questions and finished the process, this thing won’t store the bar code so it can be retrieved at the blood donation site. It doesn’t email or text you either. So if you don’t have a printer, good luck. I ended up having to go through the manual process anyway, so I won’t be using this app again.
I've literally tried 43 different usernames and they've all been taken by other users. I find that hard to believe.
Great tool if you donate blood often 5/5
This is a great app. It helps you to manage appointments and reschedule if needed. It will also alert you if you are donating too soon. In certain situations, you can even track where your donation goes. Love it!
American Red Cross Ap 5/5
Great app. Easy to use!
Rapid Pass is great, but... 2/5
The one thing that I either overlook or I can’t find is the earliest date on which I can complete the questionnaire for the appointment date. The App SHOULD NOT allow you to complete the questionnaire on a non-qualifying date for your appointment date. When I completed my questionnaire the night prior (2357 hrs), I received an e-mail with my Rapid Pass scan code that was good for my appointment date. But when I arrived for check in, my Rapid Pass was no good. Wasted my time the night before AND wasted the time of staff at RC because they had to wait for me to fill it out again. Fix this please.
Blood journey section isn’t working 3/5
Nice to be able to schedule in the app, and use rapid pass to speed the process along. I also love that I no longer have to carry around my donor card as it is stored in the app. Major drawback is that the blood journey section doesn’t seem to be working. I recently donated, and see no updates in that area. I scheduled my appointment through the app, so not sure why that isn’t working.
Would appreciate iPhone wallet incorporation 4/5
A nicely put together app. I very much appreciate the fact that it DOES NOT play with all the social media platforms. Not everything we do needs to be shared with everyone all the time. Thank you for that. However, what I would like to see is the option to add your donor card to the wallet on iPhones. Sometimes it’s easier just to open up the wallet widget and sort that way than it is to open an app. Plus, donors wouldn’t have to worry with reception issues at a donation center if their cell coverage is sketchy. Just open up the wallet and boom, there’s your donor card. Thank you!
I found the app very helpful for scheduling appointments and knowing when I am able to give blood again. I know with my busy life it is hard to remember when I can give blood again. The app helps keep track of it for me.
rapid pass materials not displaying 3/5
some of the reading materials for rapid pass don’t display properly and only allow you to view the first page. there is no clear way to provide this feedback within the app or app store (the developer feedback takes you to the red cross website), so i hope this feedback is noticed.
Location limitations 3/5
I’ve been using it for a while. Being able to do RapidPass on the phone is something I’ve been wanting for a long time, so thanks.
I usually give blood at the drive at my church. However, any time I try to schedule an appointment, even if, like this month, the drive here is a week and a half away, the ONLY option I get for a location is a community center in a neighboring town 25 miles away.
Even if I limit the radius to 10 miles, it still says that I have to go to that location. I also tried searching by my church’s actual full name, and it returns zero options.
I don’t know why it refuses to show me the drive that’s happening 2 miles from my house or, in today’s case, right downstairs from where I’m sitting.
Fix that, so I can actually schedule from the app, and you’ll get more stars.
Amesome and helpful 5/5
By Shelby dude
This app is amazing. The information is very useful.
Need more info in history 4/5
I like the app and it behaves very fast. However I have a long history of donations so I would like a way to unarchive donations past the available 30. Also, there used to be details like blood pressure and iron count that I don’t see anymore. Not that I want to track my health history but it is useful information to have available.
Easier to donate 5/5
Easier to donate, less paper used. Love it!
Helps save time 5/5
This app helps save time with easy way to cancel and reschedule appointments and rapid pass speed up paperwork side Great app
Set up on Calendar 3/5
Unable to set up an appointment on calendar from this app.
Make a Game Out of It 5/5
By The 11Doctor
I love this app! Donating blood is a great way to help people, and this app makes it significantly easier and simpler. On top of that, it tracks how much blood you’ve donated, what kinds of donations you’ve made, and how many people you’ve helped save. It even gives you badges and other rewards for reaching certain milestones. They’ve essentially turned donating blood into a video game where the goal is to save as many lives as possible, and I love that.
A really good app 4/5
By Gas crazy
It’s a really good app and I just wish that there was a way to see the appointments that you have scheduled that would be very nice.
No Visibility of Scheduled Appointments 2/5
You would a donor app would show you your upcoming scheduled appointments. This should be a basic feature.
Good but not working 2/5
My donation is not showing up!
Does this developer listen? 2/5
I've reported the error message that I keep getting but no response. (kCLErrorDomain error 8)
It happens every time, and I can't update my profile. It's using my home address from 20 years ago.
I thought this would be great so I don't have to carry Blood Donor card anymore but I not too sure.
Love this app 5/5
This makes it so much easier to get an appointment all set up the rapid pass addition is amazing. I love it it makes all my donations a breeze to check into.
Cool App 5/5
This is a really good app. I’m 17 years old and just did my first blood donation. I didn’t know my blood type before I did the donation and now I know what it is and what percentage of my race has my blood type.
Love this app 5/5
It’s so easy to find a donation location and keep track of donation availability with this app! I was able to find a platelet donation location as well which I never thought to look for before! You can complete he rapid pass so quickly and make check in super easy. The coolest part I think is the notifications of where your donation is sent...it’s something I didn’t consider before but is definitely heart warming and a huge incentive to continue with regularly scheduled donations!
Easy to use and informative 5/5
Love the ease of rescheduling and auto checking in fast pass. Love the information available that tells you the process of donating blood.
Garbled text!!! 1/5
Not sure what went wrong, but now my app is impossible to use as the text is now all garbled and I’ve to guess what each click is :(