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Ways to Donate Money

At the Rhode Island Blood Center, blood donations are our primary focus, because it saves lives!

Can’t donate, or are looking to do more? There are a variety of ways to make an impact.


To make a gift online, please use our secure online giving form
You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift to ensure your support is renewed annually.

Text Gifts

Text RIBC to 20222 to automatically give a $20 gift to RIBC’s fundraising efforts.

A one-time donation of $20.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Donor must be age 18+ and all donations must be authorized by the account holder (e.g. parents). By texting YES, the user agrees to the terms and conditions. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers.

Donations are collected for the benefit of the non-profit Rhode Island Blood Center (RIBC), and NY Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe), by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at www.hmgf.org/t. Message & Data Rates May Apply. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code 20222; text HELP to 20222 for help. Privacy Policy


Send your check or money order, payable to the Rhode Island Blood Center and with the gift designation of your choice in the note section, to:

Rhode Island Blood Center
PO Box 419354
Boston, MA 02241-9354

NOTE: In order the protect the security of your check, RIBC has all funds processed by Bank of America in Boston, MA. Please be assured that all funds from your donation stay in RIBC's local community.


To make a credit card gift over the phone, please call (401) 453-8378, M-F, 8 am - 4 pm.

Stocks/Appreciated Securities

There are many benefits to stock giving! By making a gift of appreciated stocks and securities, you are eligible for a charitable contribution deduction on your taxes for the full fair market value of the shares. In transferring appreciated stock to the RIBC, you also avoid the capital gains tax that you would otherwise owe if you sold the stock and made a cash gift.

If the stock is being transferred from a brokerage account, please input the following delivery information:

Title on Account: New York Blood Center Inc.
Account Number: 6LV-04037
DTC Number: 8862Save
Bank Name: Merrill Lynch Bank

Contact: Stefano Fava
(212) 418-2871

If using this method, prior to making the stock transfer please contact OfficeofPhilanthropyRIBC@ribc.org or call (401) 453-8378 in order to ensure your gift will be allocated properly to your designation of choice.

Matching Gifts

A double red cell donation isn’t the only way you can double your impact! Many employers offer corporate match for their employees' philanthropic contributions. Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which your company may match 1-2x your donation to us. Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs in which your company may provide monetary donations when you volunteer; Many even provide monetary donations for donating blood as a form of volunteering!  

  1. Search our database and enter your company into the search bar.
  2. Follow the instructions in the database to have your donation matched or a volunteer grant provided for your time. 


For inquiries about these or other alternative ways to give including mutual funds and planned giving, please contact the Office of Philanthropy Here, email us: OfficeofPhilanthropyRIBC@RIBC.org or call (401) 453-8378.