The Tenth Annual MacRumors Blood Drive runs for the month of May 2019. We ask you to donate blood and platelets this month, register as an organ donor, and/or register for the bone marrow registry. Let's save some lives! Your blood or platelet donation will help other people survive or recover from injury, surgery, or illness. Your registration as a potential organ or bone marrow donor gives you the potential to preserve the life of someone who suffers organ failure or cure someone of a life-threatening disease. See the MacRumors Blood Drives FAQ for details. How to participate in the MacRumors Blood Drive: 1. Donate blood or platelets, register as an organ donor, or register as a bone marrow donor. Donate blood or platelets at any donation center in your area. Pick a day when you can spare an hour or two, and make an appointment. See the Blood and Platelet Donation FAQ for details. Registering as an organ donor is easy. Depending on your country, you may be able to register online by filling out a form. You may be asked to sign a donor card or put a sticker on your driver's license. To register to be a stem cell or bone marrow donor, you typically fill out a form and have your cheek swabbed. See the Organ, Tissue, and Bone Marrow Donation page for details. Not everyone is eligible to donate blood. There are restrictions on age, weight, donation frequency, health conditions, etc. See the Blood donor eligibility thread for discussions of the donor restrictions on sexually active gay males and news about the change this year in Denmark. Please support our drive whether or not you can donate blood yourself. 2. Let us know about it The reward for donating or registering is personal satisfaction from helping others. But we want to add to your reward by giving you a well-deserved pat on the back. After you donate, become an organ donor, or sign up for a registry, post to tell us about it. For blood and platelet donations, tell us how many units. Check out our Honor Roll, where we give you public thanks for your generosity, and to encourage others. 3. Spread the word Let others know about the need for these donations. Share on social media. Convince a friend, relative, classmate, or coworker to donate blood or platelets. If you do, tell us about it and you'll both join our Honor Roll.