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Every two seconds, someone needs blood.

Inspired by the dedication of blood donors across the country, for the past five years the Nexcare™ Brand has been teaming up with America's Blood Centers and the American Red Cross to make blood donation a national priority. The Nexcare™ give program shines a light on World Blood Donor Day, June 14th, to thank those who give blood and encourage others to get involved.

With the support of hundreds of participating blood centers, the Nexcare give program inspires people with a message of hope, and helps to spread the word by distributing limited-edition Nexcare Bandages marked with the word "give" beginning on World Blood Donor Day and throughout the week of June 14-19. These bandages serve as a bandage of honor for blood donors and a symbol of the cause.

Blood Donation Facts:

  • One pint of blood can help save up to three lives.
  • If 1% more Americans gave blood, all national blood shortages would disappear for the foreseeable future.
  • 44,000 pints: amount of donated blood used each day in the U.S. and Canada.

Check out the bandage collections:

2009 Collection

2009 Collection

2010 Collection

2010 Collection

2011 Collection

2011 Collection

2012 Collection

2012 Collection

  2013 Collection

2013 Collection

Find a donor center near you:

American Blood Centers American Red Cross
2009 Collection

Our first year featured just one design—the original tan classic.

2010 Collection

We added new flag designs inspired by both the patriotic act of giving blood as well as Flag Day, which is also recognized on June 14.

2011 Collection

The theme "Helping to save a life is always in style" led to this year's collection. Five fashion bandages inspired by the latest runway trends and featuring the vibrant designs of chevron, plaid, gingham, zebra, and the tan classic.

2012 Collection

Six bandages in this year's collection featuring patterns based on iconic trends of decades past. Inspired by fashion, design and pop culture from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, this collection served as a nostalgic reminder for current and potential donors that "Giving Blood is Timeless."

2013 Collection

The 2013 collection includes eight designs for the theme of "It's Always in Season to give Blood" with two designs inspired by each season of the year.