Earn Points. Save Lives.

Earn Advantage Points each time you donate. Redeem your points for a wide variety of gifts or gift cards. You can even donate your points to select charitable organizations.

The Donor Advantage Program encourages and recognizes frequent blood, platelet and plasma donors. The program requires at least one donation attempt every 13 months to keep your points. Donating frequently throughout the year ensures that we always have an ample blood supply for patients in need.

How It Works

Each time you make a blood, platelet or plasma donation you’ll earn points.  

Whole Blood or Automated Red Cell Donations
At Blood DriveAt Donor Center
Whole Blood5075
Automated Red Cell150175

Because red cells last just 42 days, it is important that we receive donations every day from donors across our area to ensure a fresh and ample blood supply is available for patients in need.

Platelet & Plasma Donations
Platelet Points
Single Platelet Donation125
Additional Points for:
- Triple Platelet 125
- Double Platelet/Red Cell 75
Double Platelet/Plasma75
Double Platelet50
Platelet/Red Cell50
Plasma Points
Single Plasma Donation75
  • 100 Additional Points for Platelet donations made on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
  • 50 Additional Points for Platelet donations made on Friday

Because Platelets have just a five day shelf life, it is important that donations be made every day to ensure a fresh and ample supply. 

You can earn extra points during “critical periods,” which coincide with holidays and vacation seasons. 

  • Wed, Nov 22, 2023 – Sun, Nov 26, 2023
  • Fri, Dec 22, 2023 – Tues, Dec 26, 2023
  • Fri, Dec 30, 2023 – Tues, Jan 2, 2024
  • Fri, Mar 29, 2024 – Thursday, Apr 11, 2024
  • Mon, Apr 22, 2024 – Fri, April 26, 2024
  • Fri, May 24, 2024 – Tues, May 28, 2024
  • Mon, Jul 1, 2024 – Fri, Jul 5, 2024
  • Fri, Aug 30, 2024 – Tues, Sep 3, 2024
  • Wed, Nov 27, 2024 – Sun, Dec 1, 2024
  • Sun, Dec 22, 2024 – Thu, Dec 26, 2024
  • Mon, Dec 30, 2024 – Thu, Jan 2, 2025

Whole Blood & Automated Red Cell donations made during these critical periods will earn an additional 50 advantage points. Platelet donations made during these critical periods will earn an additional 75 advantage points.


Easy. Browse our Online Gift Catalogueand login using your email address, birth date and password. This is the same password you use to schedule appointments to donate blood. From here you’ll see your point balance and the gifts available.

If you do not make any donations for a 13 month period you will forfeit all remaining Advantage points. This requirement will be waived while any donor is temporarily or permanently deferred from donating blood.

Your Advantage points are redeemable for a wide variety of gifts. Browse our Online Gift Catalogue to view what is available today. Gifts are always changing based on availability. 

Yes, whenever you donate blood, you always have the thanks of grateful patients who receive your products. If you’d like your donation to do a double good, visit the Charitable Organizations page and select the option to donate your points to a charitable organization. You may donate as few as 500 points. Thank you!

After your order is placed, your gift will be mailed to you within 2-4 weeks. If you have any questions about your order status, contact our Concierge hotline: 1-800.933.BLOOD (2566).

Calendar Year Bonus

Frequent donors can earn Advantage bonus points each calendar year. Make at least four donations, of any kind, and you will earn 75 bonus points. Each automated red cell donation (Alyx) will count as two donations toward your calendar year bonus.

Thank you for your generous support as a blood, platelet or plasma donor. Your thoughtfulness makes a difference.

NOTE: Advantage points will be posted 5 days after your donation. Points for multiple platelet products will be based on final test results in our laboratory, not on the attempted procedure at the time of donation.

New York Blood Center reserves the right to modify or end the Donor Advantage Program at any time.