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May 23, 2011
Since blood donations often drop to low levels during the summer, the American Red Cross encourages donors to get their motor running and head out to a blood drive or blood donation center. One lucky individual will cruise into fall with a brand new car!
May 17, 2011
Summer months present unique challenges for collecting enough blood and platelet donations to maintain readily available supplies for patients in need. While the need for blood never goes away, blood and platelet donors sometimes do. Summer vacations and activities can fill schedules, leaving...
May 16, 2011
To ensure blood and platelets are available to help patients in need this summer, the American Red Cross developed the Good to Give. Good to Go. campaign.  Good to Give. Good to Go. will remind and encourage people to give blood or platelets, thank them for giving and offer a chance to win a...
April 28, 2011
Disaster workers, meals, equipment and blood headed to area hardest hit
April 13, 2011
In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 10 – 16), the American Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region presented Betty Leiser with the Career Achievement Award at a volunteer recognition luncheon on April 13 for her 53 years of volunteerism as a Red Cross blood drive coordinator and...
March 25, 2011
With more than 30,000 blood donations canceled because of severe winter weather across the country during January and part of February, the American Red Cross set out to recover those donations through the support of committed volunteer blood drive hosts and blood donors. The recovery period...
March 23, 2011
Results are in for the 2011 American Red Cross Big Ten Challenge. Students, staff, faculty and alumni of the Big Ten universities came together to donate 8,056 pints of blood and help patients in need! Fans from the Universities of Wisconsin and Iowa stepped up to contribute 1,231 pints to the...
March 1, 2011
President Barack Obama has proclaimed March as Red Cross Month across the United States, and the American Red Cross is asking people to join them in helping those in need.
February 21, 2011
March is Red Cross Month, a time to honor the volunteers who help fulfill the Red Cross’ lifesaving mission every day. Approximately 21,000 times a day, a patient in the United States is helped by a Red Cross blood donor. By making an appointment to give blood this month, you can help the Red...
February 10, 2011
With the latest round of severe winter storms, the Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross had to cancel 17 blood drives resulting in a shortfall of 672 blood donations since January 1.  Further compounding the issue, this storm was so massive that many Red Cross blood...