Double Red Blood Cell (DRBC) is now SuperRed™
Introducing… SuperRed donation! Previously known as Double Red Blood Cell (DRBC) donation, this new name really captures the spirit of our donors who give a red cell donation through an apheresis process. When you donate a SuperRed, not only are you providing double the red blood cells and receiving your platelets and plasma back through an automated blood collection – you’re making an incredible impact in the lives of local patients and making the best possible use of your donation time.
HOW IT WORKS
During a SuperRed donation, an automated blood cell collection machine, called an ALYX machine, is used to draw whole blood. Your red blood cells are separated via centrifuge and retained, and the remaining blood components are returned back to you at the same time. This donation safely removes twice as many red cells than traditional whole blood, making you a SuperRed donor!
You can make this type of donation up to three times per year (every 128 days), and each donation is equivalent to two whole blood donations in terms of the impact for local patients. You’ll save trips to the donation chair, and will help ensure a ready supply of red cells for anyone who needs them.
If you’re considering a SuperRed donation, remember that you’re not just a donor – you’re a SUPER donor. Plus, with every SuperRed donation, you get to choose from three special gifts as a thank-you. Learn more below…
When you give a red blood cell (apheresis) donation, you are eligible for some special gifts! Choose either a collectible SuperRed™ t-shirt, travel mug or baseball cap. You’ll receive a unique redemption code and instructions at every donation for receiving your gift.
- 90/10 cotton/polyester
- 4.5-ounce 100% ring spun cotton tee, 30 singles
- Removable tag for comfort and relabeling
- 1×1 rib knit collar
Care: Machine wash cold inside out with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Do not iron.
This handle-free camper-style mug from H2Go Hawaii is an insulated hot/cold travel mug with a custom SuperRed™ hero’s cape design. Guaranteed to make your morning coffee extra SUPER!
This “dad” cap in a soft, flexible charcoal gray is accented with a subtle stitched SuperRed™ Donor message and icon on the back, and with the SBC logo on the side. Washable and well-made, this cap will last a long time and is sure to be a favorite!
Starting October 2023, we have an exciting opportunity for our SuperRed donors! When you give a SuperRed donation, you’re not only making a life-saving contribution, but you’re also entering our quarterly raffle for a chance to win a $500 gift card of your choice. It’s our way of saying thanks and giving back to the heroes who support our mission!