Replenish the Need (RTN) blood drives are drives held in honor of a person from a community who has used, or who will soon be using, blood. For example, the John Doe replenishment blood drive may be held because John Doe recently had a transplant that required 30 units of blood. John Doe’s family and friends donate to replenish the community’s blood supply.
Sometimes, these drives are confused with a directed donation, in which blood is donated directly to a person in need. When donors donate at an RTN drive, the blood goes to the community blood supply, not specifically to the recipient.
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